Accidents happen and they can happen in your mouth just as easily as any other part of the body. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the chances of an oral injury or dental emergency.
Keeping a dental first aid kit specifically set up with a few key items can greatly improve your chances of handling some common dental emergencies safely.
Waxed dental floss easily slides between teeth and gums to help remove stuck food particles and debris.
A canister of tooth preservation product is also handy if you have a tooth knocked out. The container is filled with a nourishing gel designed to keep a knocked out tooth alive until you can get to a dentist.
Small plastic cups and condiment salt packets are also convenient to have on hand to quickly prepare a salt water rinse.
Blows to the face and other some traumas can cause swelling. Applying a cold compress to the side of your face can help reduce swelling and ease pain. Keeping a few zip-top bags and a wash cloth or tea towel in the kit will help you put a compress together to alleviate pain.
If you have questions about what products you should consider for your oral emergency first aid kit, please call us at 303-935-3574 to schedule an appointment.