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Safety and First Aid Tips

First Aid tips for oral health

First Aid tips for oral health

Tooth Eruption Pain
Try to determine if the pain is from a loose primary (baby) tooth pinching the gum tissue or due to .. read full article »

Dental First Aid Supplies
The following should be added to your first aid kit to be used for dental emergencies read full article »

Fever Blisters and Cold Sores/Canker Sores and Aphthous Ulcers
Fever blisters and cold sores are herpetic lesions. Wear gloves when working around them read full article »

Food Particles or Objects Wedged Between Teeth
Try to remove whatever is wedged with a toothpick, tweezers or dental floss read full article »

Inflamed or Irritated Gum Tissue
Inflamed, bleeding gum tissue can be the result of poor oral hygiene read full article »

Knocked Out Tooth
Check on patient's medical/dental history to see if the tetanus immunization is current. If not cur.. read full article »

Lacerated Lip or Tongue
Vigorous bleeding may be expected initially read full article »

Orthodontic (Braces) Problems
If an orthodontic wire is protruding, a blunt item (tongue depressor, cotton swab or pencil eraser) .. read full article »

Possible Jaw Dislocation or Fracture
If a jaw fracture or dislocation is suspected, immobilize the jaw by any means available read full article »

Prolonged or Recurrent Bleeding after Extraction
The patient should be instructed not to rinse at all for 24 hours after an extraction (having a toot.. read full article »

Use dental floss to remove any food trapped in or around the suspected tooth read full article »

Broken or Displaced Teeth
Try to clean the soil, blood and other debris from the injured patient's face with a sterile gauze s.. read full article »


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