25 Dec

All About Emergency Dental Kits

Dental emergencies can arise at any time and in any place and often, acting quickly can help to reduce the severity of damage to the teeth and ease discomfort. Having a dental kit at home may help to alleviate pain quickly and provide temporary relief until you can get to the dentist.

What’s in an emergency dental kit?

There are lots of different dental kits on offer at supermarkets and pharmacies and the contents and price vary slightly. Most commonly, however, they contain adhesive, filler, antibacterial mouthwash, a mirror and dental antiseptic.
Although dental kits can be beneficial in the short-term, it is incredibly important to seek professional help in the event of a dental emergency. Kits should never replace going to see your dentist.

What to do in an emergency?

We provide emergency assistance and access to round the clock care. If you need urgent assistance during working hours, call the clinic and we will do our best to fit you in as soon as we can. If you suffer an injury out of normal office hours, call the clinic and you will be referred to our emergency dental service.
When you see an emergency dentist, they will act as quickly as they can to relive any pain and ascertain the cause and severity of your injuries. The course of action that is taken will vary according to the type of injury or emergency illness.
Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • avulsion (knocked-out teeth)
  • fractures
  • severe dental pain
  • dental abscesses
  • gum infection

We can also provide urgent assistance in the event of a restoration,  brace or denture breaking.