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First Aid tips for oral health

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Dental First Aid Supplies

 

The following should be added to your first aid kit to be used for dental emergencies:

Medications*
Aspirin or aspirin substitute**
Oil of cloves (eugenol)

Basic Supplies
Cotton
Cotton swabs
Salt
2" x 2" Sterile gauze squares
Tea bags
Toothbrushes
Dental Floss
Hydrogen peroxide solution (3%)
Tweezers
Paraffin, candle or dental wax
Ice pack or frozen wet washcloth
Medical exam gloves
Biohazard waste disposal mechanism (i.e., plastic bag)
Stimudents or toothpicks

*Medications cannot be given to a student in schools without written permission of a parent or guardian as well as written protocol specific to each drug signed by practicing physician or dentist. The protocol is to include: name of drug, indications, contraindications, side effects, and dosage specific to age level.

**Aspirin should be avoided in children with influenza, chicken pox or other viral illnesses because of the possible association with Reye's syndrome.
Universal precautions and hazardous waste management procedures should be utilized when caring for all dental emergencies.

 


 
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