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Dental Emergency Kit


Dentist In A Box the only dental emergency kit to use for providing emergency dental care.

Imagine a dental emergency kit which is compact, easy to use, designed by an experienced  dentist, containing clear, concise instructions and materials for dealing with common dental problems until you can see a dentist. 

Dental problems can make you miserable.

Dental problems such as broken fillings, broken or loosened teeth are usually unexpected. Traumatic injury involving teeth is remarkably common however community organisations are surprisingly under-equipped to cope effectively with this. Any delay in appropriate action jeopardises the injured tooth from being saved! Emergency dental care is often required as dental injury is difficult to satisfactorily manage without instructions and materials. Painkillers taken for relief may cause also cause problems. Blutack and chewing gum don't work so how long can you survive on pain-killers?

Manage dental problems, anywhere, anytime.

No mixing, medical or dental knowledge needed! Easy to follow, user-friendly instructions and suitable materials are included in all  Dentist In A Box kits. 

For your protection an expiry date is printed on the outside of each kit.


A kick in the teeth? 

John Banky, Dental Surgeon, Melbourne, Australia 

Dental injury is a distressing event, often causing psychological as well as physical problems, since 

it normally involves the highly visible front teeth. And it is particularly common among athletes, with 

sports-related dental injuries said to account for nearly 40% of all dental injuries (1). 

However, even this statistic probably underestimates the true prevalence of sport-related dental 

injury, which is often not reported (2), tends to occur outside surgery hours (3) and often occurs  

with other, more serious injuries, such as concussion, cuts to the scalp and face and fracture of the 

jaw or other facial bones (4-9). 

The risk of dental injury is particularly high with collision and contact sports. Sports involving high 

speeds and high impact ( alpine skiing, boxing and martial arts) tend to result in more facial bone 

fractures, while those with low speeds and low impact (basketball, rugby and soccer) are more likely 

to be associated with dental injuries (10). 

As the number of contact sport participants increase, traumatic accidents resulting in dental injuries

also rise (11). And the bad news is that dental injury can still happen to athletes who are behaving 

responsibly by wearing the recommended mouthguards (12, 13). 

Equally worrying is the fact that, although dental injury has been recognised as an occupational 

hazard for sportsmen and women for many years, its management ‘on the field’ remains poor (14), 

due to the lack of appropriate training offered to teachers, first-aid providers and other sport 

management personnel, and the inadequacy of existing first-aid kits. 

Managing dental injury 

As dental injury is usually part of a multi-injury presentation it is often not noticed or ignored at the 

time of presentation. But this type of injury is not minor and requires prompt treatment if it is not to 

lead to further problems.  

It is important that anyone with injured teeth should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. While 

locating dental assistance much can be done at the scene of the accident to provide immediate care 

reducing the risk of long-term complications.  

Athletes with any injury to the head, face or mouth should not return to the field until the full extent of 

the damage has been determined. The head, face and mouth have a plentiful blood supply resulting 

in copious bleeding after injury. – Concerns about exposure to blood-borne infections now prohibit 

athletes from remaining on the sports field with an uncontrolled bleeding wound or blood-stained 


Although injuries to lips and cheeks tend to bleed  profusely, they also heal quickly due to the 

excellent blood supply to the face. Such injuries however, are often linked with chipped, fractured or

loosened teeth, which also need treatment as suggested below: 

Chipped and fractured teeth 

• Cover the exposed area of tooth, which may be very sensitive to temperature change or the 

movement of air across the tooth surface; 

● Take care to find and collect any chipped off tooth fragments otherwise a chest X-ray may be 

needed to exclude the possibility of fragments being lodged in the lungs or windpipe;

• Fragments can be reattached temporarily but securely, using the splinting material provided in 

Dentist in a Box, to cover the exposed area of tooth. If this is not possible, be sure to keep them 

to pass on to the dentist; 

• Chipped back teeth can be managed using the no-mix temporary filling material provided in 

Dentist in a Box.



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