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What should be in a dental emergency first aid kit?

Dental first aid kits can be very helpful to have in or near your regular first aid kit at work, home, or in your car. A dental first aid kit might include the following:
  • Gauze and other bandages
  • A handkerchief
  • Small container with lid
  • A topical anesthetic for pain relief, like Orajel® or Chloraseptic®
  • Your dentist's phone number
  • Artificial ice pack or an ice container
  • Do not include aspirin, it should not be used in a dental emergency. Aspirin and other antiinflammatories, like ibuprofen, might cause clotting problems and excessive bleeding.

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