Q: How do I get emergency dental treatment when the power is out from a storm?
A: A few years ago I was interviewed on a morning news program in Westchester, N.Y. The topic was: “The Dental Emergency Travel Kit.” What to pack in your luggage in case you don’t wish to see the local “island dentist” who practices out of a grass hut and has an iguana as his dental assistant.
This kit can be used as a “Dental Emergency Natural Disaster Kit”. Many items in the dental isle of your local pharmacy are designed for dental emergencies, such as replacing lost fillings, re-cementing crowns and bridges, and repairing broken dentures.
Other items I recommend to put in your kit are a bottle of peroxide, and an empty prescription bottle to store any dental work until you see your DDS.
Always ask your dentist to give you a paper copy print-out of your digital X-rays to keep with you. Should you wind up in another dental office on a trip or if your dentist does not have a generator during outages, the X-rays will be very helpful.