Panic and worry are typical responses to dental emergencies. If you are having a dental emergency, call us immediately at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737) to get an emergency appointment. Even if our offices are closed, you’ll hear an after-hours number to call and get help.But panic and worry do not need to be how you respond. In fact, there are three big tips for how you can stay calm and react appropriately during a dental emergency.
The Big 3 Tips For Dental EmergenciesWhen it comes to handling dental emergencies, there are three tips that are most important: Make a dental first aid kit, stop any bleeding first, and put our numbers in your phone now.MAKE A DENTAL FIRST AID KITMany people have some kind of medical first aid kit in their home. That’s because such a kit comes in very handy when there’s a medical emergency. You can easily make your own dental first aid kit to help treat (and thereby stay calm during) dental emergencies.First, get a container or box and label it “Dental First Aid”. Then put the following inside:
- Non-aspirin pain relievers
- Plastic gloves
- Sterile gauze
- A small container with a water-tight lid
- Dental cement and applicator
- The address and phone number of the DeJesus Dental Group office nearest you