Archive for September 20th, 2010

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Last week I posted about the Medical Corp’s Field Medicine class in Ohio. Today I thought I’d give you a bit more info about emergency dental care.  Years ago, when I was in Greece, (hardly a Third World country but far from home and my regular dentist), one of my gold crowns came out and I had a choice to either try to find a dentist in the small island I was visiting, or try to implant a temporary filing myself. As luck would have it, there was a dentist traveling with my group and his finance had an emergency dental filling kit with her. I was able to use this temporary kit to fill my open tooth and make it through the rest of the trip without having to spend a whole day seeking out a local dentist. If I had been backpacking I would have had no choice but to use the kit. I now add the temporary dental hit to my hiking gear. (Easy to find at more drug stores.)

Don’t want to make a trip to the drug store? Get your emergency dental kit from Amazon here: Adventure Medical Kits Dental Medic Kit It costs about $12 online (plus shipping) and contains:

  • Compact, Lightweght and Waterproof Bag
  • Instruction manual for dealing with common dental ailments
  • Orasol pain reliever
  • Tea bag, dental floss and wax
  • Waterproof, durable and resealable bag
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