What Should be in a Dental First Aid Kit

Dental first aid kits can be very helpful to have in or near your regular first aid kit at work, home, or in your car. It would be a good idea to have the following items in your dental first aid kit just in case of a dental emergency.
***Your dentist’s phone number
***Gauze and other bandages
***A handkerchief
***A small container- to store broken fragments or teeth that have fallen out.
***A topical anesthetic for pain relief, like Orajel or Chloraseptic
***An ice pack
And any other items you may consider useful in a dental emergency. However, make sure to not include Aspirin. Aspirin and other anti-inflammatories, including ibuprofen, might cause clotting problems and excessive bleeding. In the case of a dental emergency consult your dentist as soon as you can.

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