Emergency field dental skills I know everyone stocks up on medical supplies, but we neglect the dental side of things, nothing will take you out of commission quicker than a broken tooth/filling so here is my list of goodies for emergency dental care. If anyone has anything else to add please feel free to do so, I am not the dental expert but just rely on what I was taught as part of combat medicine. I got to thinking about this as I have to have a root canal done on a tooth that has been filled too many times (filling is broken again) and is now infected and extremely painful. - Updated supply list with quantity kit: supplies/instruments: Dental examination mirror Dental pick Toothbrush 12 yds dental floss Toothpaste Cotton-tipped applicators Clove oil extract Temporary filling material pkg Salt packets (for rinses) Cotton rolls (make your own) Small cotton balls 3" x 3" sterile gauze pads 1 sm btl Listerine (disinfecting, cleansing area) 4 ziplock bags for preserving lost teeth 1 btl sterile water 1 packet of plain paraffin wax meds: 1 btl naproxen sodium (naprosyn) an NSAID I prefer to Ibuprofen simply because dosage is lower and it is stronger. 1 btl tylenol 1 btl aspirin Application: Broken teeth/lost filling can be treated by applying a Q-tip soaked in clove oil directly into the cavity/opening to numb the nerve and prevent air entry. After the initial pain subsides, NSAIDs/tylenol for inflammation/pain control and temporary filling material applied to seal the area (you must seek dental help after this point). do not get clove oil onto surrounding tissue, just in the tooth cavity/broken area. The IRM material or paraffin wax can be used to "splint" loose/broken teeth in place as well, followed by padding with gauze or cotton balls to stabilize the area. The other supplies can be used for rinses for ulcers, bleeding gums, etc. There is a lot of things you can do for yourself until you can get competent treatment, just have to be creative and plan accordingly.