Although 72 percent of Americans have fillings, caps or crowns, most are not prepared to deal with a dental emergency, according to a survey conducted by Majestic Drug Company, a leading provider of oral care products.
"You keep medical supplies on hand for cuts and bruises, but what about your teeth? It's important to be prepared for a dental emergency in case one happens, especially when you are on the road and cannot seek immediate dental care or if the emergency occurs when your dentist just isn't available," according to Brian Gold, D.D.S. of Monticello, N.Y.
Dental emergencies can range from a dislodged cap/crown or lost filling to a knocked out tooth to pain or a cracked denture. Majestic Drug Company explains some common dental emergencies and suggestions for treatment.