The following tips are only temporary emergency measures for when you are away from home, and are not treatment suggestions. Pack these basics for your trip: aspirin or a substitute, gauze, cotton, floss and paraffin. If a dental problem arises, call your own dentist for advice or a referral, call a local or state dental society, or ask a hospital emergency room to recommend a dentist. If you're out of the country, contact the U.S. Embassy or consulate, or ask hotel personnel to refer you to a dentist.
Dental emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Being prepared can make the difference between handling a dental problem and resuming your fun, or having plans ruined. You should go to a dentist's office or an emergency room if needed. But here are some tips on managing possible dental problems until you can get treatment.
Objects wedged between teeth
Bitten tongue or lip
Possible fractured jaw