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First Aid tips for oral health



Dental First Aid Supplies


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

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

Basic Supplies
Cotton swabs
2" x 2" Sterile gauze squares
Tea bags
Dental Floss
Hydrogen peroxide solution (3%)
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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