Dental Emergencies: Things You Should Have in Your Dental First-Aid Kit

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It’s best to have a dental first-aid kit on hand if you ever experience a dental emergency. However, this isn’t very handy if you have the wrong tools and products in the kit. Our dentists, Dr. Paul Tetting, would like to help you stock your first-aid kit with the right products so you can help your smile in a dental emergency. Those products are:
-Medical-grade exam gloves (To help you examine your smile and others’ smiles without exposing the mouth to germs)
-A dental mirror and flashlight (To help you get a good look at the problem)
-Save-a-Tooth System (To keep a knocked-out tooth alive for a short period of time)
-Temporary over-the-counter dental cement (To help you re-cement a dental crown or filling temporarily)
-Dental wax (To deal with mouth irritation)
-Toothbrush and tweezers (To clean and treat the area)
-Sterile gauze (To control bleeding)
-Tea bag (To control bleeding)
-Hydrogen peroxide (To clean the injured area)
-Floss (To eliminate pain)
-Ice pack (To eliminate pain and swelling)
-Orajel® (To eliminate pain)
-Pain medication (To eliminate pain)
For more information and details about products to include in your dental first-aid kit in Appleton, Wisconsin, please contact Tetting & Tetting, DDS today at 920-739-9612. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and help you need so you can have a top-notch oral health when you experience a dental injury!