DENTAL EMERGENCY TRAVEL KIT
Here are the top 7 dental emergencies and what to have on hand to fix them.
- Temporary or permanent Crown (cap) comes off a tooth:
Fixodent or Polygrip- Actually a denture adhesive, but it makes great temporary cement that allows for fool proof recementing of loose temporary crowns and bridges.
- Lost filling:
Dent-Temp- Moderately strong cement that includes a powder and liquid that you mix and then insert in the “hole”; it can also be used as a second choice for crown and bridge recementing if Fixodent or Polygrip does not work.
Orajel- A topical anesthetic that can be applied to the gum.
Advil (ibuprofen)- Adults can take as much as 800 mg every 4-6 hours.
Make sure your physician allows you to take this: otherwise take Tylenol.
Antibiotics- Call your dentist from the road to see if you need an
antibiotic, or if you are having severe pain or swelling.
- Knocked out tooth:
Use an empty container with a lid to place the tooth in water. See a dentist as soon as possible to see if the tooth can be re-implanted. Do not scrub the tooth or root with a toothbrush; you can remove important cells needed for re-implantation.
- Braces, brackets or wires break or come un-done:
Dental wax- press wax against wire or bracket to prevent poking into the
cheek or lip.
- Foreign body jammed under gum and/or between teeth:
Floss and Peroxide- Try to floss out the debris and then flush out with a
mixture of half peroxide and half water. Apply orajel.
- Denture breaks:
Denture repair kit- Comes with a pink powder and a liquid to mix up an
acrylic material to repair cracked dentures or to re-attach a denture tooth
to the prosthesis.
9563 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45242