You may have a medical first aid kit at home in order to deal with the medical emergencies. However, have you ever wondered about arranging a kit to deal with the dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies are common among children and adults. Good thing that is that you can get quick relief from a painful situation with the help of just a few items which you will need to purchase from the nearby drugstore.
It is worth mentioning here that this first aid dental kit is not aimed at providing permanent relief from the situation. This kit is going to contain the situation until you arrive at the dental office to get the treatment started.
In this article, we are going to discuss what you need to do in different situations of dental emergency.
In case of toothache, you need to rinse your mouth with warm water. If there is anything trapped between your teeth, you need to get it out with the help of dental floss. If there is the swelling in the area, you need to place an ice pack on the cheek area right above the aching tooth. However, you have to make sure that you are not using heat to treat the pain. You can use aspirin or any other alternate of aspirin to contain the pain. Avoid placing aspirin directly on the gums because it can burn the soft tissues of gums.
Object wedged between the teeth
If there an object wedged between the tooth, you need to get it out with the help of dental floss. After getting it out, you need to rinse your mouth with water vigorously. Make sure that you are not using any sharp or pointing object to remove the object. If you are not able to remove it, see the dentist.
Mouth sores can be irritating and painful. These sores are developed due to biting on the cheeks, abrasive brushing of teeth, burns from hot and sour foods, and irritation due to braces or dentures. You can remove food particles and other irritants from the sores with the help of oxygenating cleanser. To soothe the area, you can also use oral gels.
Knocked out tooth
A knocked out tooth is a severer and more complicated injury which can happen to your teeth. When you tooth gets knocked out, you need to make sure that you do not touch the tooth’s root area. If possible, place the tooth back into the slot and visit your dentist. If you find it risky putting the tooth back, place it in a small container full of milk and take it to your dentist. You may be able to save the tooth this way.