When disaster strikes being able to meet all health needs is imperative. Access to medical professionals may be limited depending on the situation. This is especially true for a dental emergency where a small tooth ache could quickly become infected and result in a life threatening situation. Having a way to help mouth pain and prevent problems from spreading could be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.
The teeth are strong but also fragile and easily broken. Normally when one breaks a tooth a quick trip to the dentist will have everything fixed in about an hour. In an emergency situation access to a dentist may not be an option. Having a tube of Orajel Severe Toothache Pain Relief Cream in the kit is essential. This cream is useful in numbing the tooth and gum pain. Unlike a nova cane shot the Orajel cream is available over the counter and applied to the surface of the tooth or gums. Orajel prevents tooth infections by providing immediate pain relief to the tooth. Other medication that are taken orally may work but not as fast at a topical cream.
The Orajel pain relief cream is long lasting and can be reapplied as necessary to last the duration of an emergency or until medical help can be sought. The cream is affordable and easily stored in emergency preparedness kit. Like all other medications that are stored it does have an expiration date and needs to be replaced as necessary. Whether in the portable first aid kit for travel or in the in home kit for a disaster, Orajel cream is as essential as having Band Aids or antiseptic cream.