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NCJ Number: 148841 Find in a Library
Title: Dental First Aid for Correctional Facilities
Author(s): C Schroeder
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
Dayton, OH 45401
Sale Source: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
11 W Monument Avenue
P.O. Box 2307
Suite 510
Dayton, OH 45401
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Information is presented in flip chart form to aid nurses and other nondental health personnel in the effective treatment of minor dental emergencies in correctional facilities.
Abstract: The guidelines are intended to help manage urgent conditions until the patient can be treated at the next scheduled dental clinic. The guidelines cover dental first aid supplies; fever blisters, cold sores, and canker sores; inflamed or irritated gum tissue and bleeding gums; toothaches; bleeding after an extraction; and broken or displaced teeth. They also deal with traumatic loss of permanent teeth, jaw dislocation or fracture, orthodontic emergencies or problems, wisdom tooth eruption, lacerated lip or tongue, and objects wedged between teeth. Procedures are described for administering warm salt water rinses, caring for tooth extractions, temporary fillings, and dispensing and mixing intermediate restorative material.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Inmate health care; Medical and dental services
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