Supplies You Should Include In Your Dental Emergency Kit
You can’t anticipate an accident or injury, but you can certainly do your part to be as prepared as possible for them by keeping certain supplies on hand. For some professional guidance in compiling your own dental emergency kit, call Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985 to book a consultation with our dentist.
If you are in need of emergency dentistry, visit our Roseville, CA dentist office as soon as you possibly can. There are several situations, like a knocked out tooth, that need to be addressed within thirty minutes for the greatest chance of repairing your smile so it’s good as new.
If you are bleeding and are unable to stop the blood flow, visit your local emergency room as soon as possible and then follow up with us to address your dental situation with a variety of restorative dentistry treatments.
When you call with an emergency, we will do our very best to get you a same-day appointment and relieve your pain as quickly as we can. Our full dental office hours are:
- Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday: 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We also offer Friday hours, but by appointment only. If our Roseville, CA dentist office is closed when you call, we will provide an after-hours number you can call for help. When possible, we can come in on nights and weekends to provide emergency dentistry, but there are many factors that will determine our availability.
Don’t let your current financial situation stand between you and the dentist when you have an emergency. We offer multiple payment options to make covering the cost of your necessary care more manageable for you.
Ask Our Advice For Putting Together A Dental Emergency Kit
You can pretty much guarantee that our dentist, Dr. David Miller, has seen your particular issue before. He has:
- Over three and a half decades in the dental field
- Completed more than 5,400 hours of continuing dental education on top of his dental degree
- Lectured about dentistry both nationally and internationally
- Become one of only 24 people in the world to hold mastership from the Las Vegas Institute
This expertise allows Dr. Miller to treat patients with a variety of treatments, but it also makes him an authority on what you can and should do on your own to ensure your dental health, including preparing for emergency situations. Below, you’ll find some suggestions for items you should have on hand in case you or someone else sustains a dental injury.
First of all, you should have some gauze or at least some cotton balls or swabs for any emergency, dental or otherwise. You can use this soft material to apply gentle pressure to an area that is bleeding to help stop the flow and also protect an injured area.
To keep your mouth clean and safe from bacteria as much as possible, you should also have some nitrile gloves. You’ll be able to address your injury without having to worry about germs on your hands.
You should also have some saline solution so you can rinse your mouth and clean your injury some. If you don’t have any, just combine salt with warm water.
In case you break or knock out a tooth, you should keep a small clean plastic container handy. Place any tooth fragments inside with some saliva or milk to keep the pieces moist until you can visit the dentist.
To help you manage some of the dental pain or discomfort you will likely experience in an emergency, you should also have some over-the-counter pain relievers. You can also use an ice pack to help numb the area and reduce swelling and inflammation. A numbing agent that is safe to put in your mouth, like benzocaine, can also do wonders to temporarily decrease your pain.
You know the special angled mirrors that dentists use? Those can also be very useful in emergencies because you can get a better view of what the precise problem is. You can get a dental mirror online or at some pharmacies.
To learn more about what to do in the case of specific dental injuries, visit us soon for a private consultation.
Don’t be caught unprepared by a dental injury. For a dental emergency appointment and advice concerning them, call Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985. You can also book using our online form in non-emergencies.