Dental emergencies can happen at any time and for any reason. Due to the unpredictability of these emergencies, we strongly recommend keeping a medical first aid kit nearby in case of emergency. Although these kits cannot replace emergency dental care, having these basic necessities on hand can help manage an emergency until you are able to seek medical attention. To help you out with this, we’ve compiled a list of what we recommend you keep in your emergency kit:
You can never have too much gauze! Gauze is perfect for controlling bleeding in soft tissue injuries, or help you hold down your tongue if needed.
Tweezers can help you grab small things out of your mouth, such as debris. But tweezers should never be used to dislodge anything from the mouth
Dental mirrors allow you to see places in the mouth that otherwise might not be easily visible. This can come in handy for locating cracks, chips, or food stuck in your teeth. We recommend purchasing a lighted dental mirror to ensure visibility.
While you might already have this available in your bathroom, it never hurts to have an extra container of floss in your emergency kit! Floss will allow you to dislodge loose food and is the only way you should attempt removing stuck food.
Just like floss, it never hurts to have an extra toothbrush on hand!