Teeth that have been cleanly knocked out can be saved and restored, if you are lucky. You can try to insert the tooth back into the socket, and tie the tooth to neighboring teeth with dental floss to stabilize it. Cracked and splintered teeth can be similarly tied up with floss to stabilize them. Orajel, oil of cloves, and other oral pain relievers can be used on the gums to ease the pain from any of these injuries. I also carry a generous supply of ibuprofen for all kinds of pain management, including tooth pain.
Covering Cavities And Exposed Roots**
If a large cavity develops during a long trek, or if a broken tooth leaves you with a painfully exposed root, you may be able to plug or cover up the problem temporarily with a dental wax or a field dentistry product known as Cavit. These products can be purchased without a prescription and are often included in larger emergency dentistry kits. These materials typically harden when exposed to air or saliva, giving you some comfort until you can reach proper dental treatment.