Phoenix-Lazerus, inc. Introduces the World’s First “Complete First Aid Kit” that Contains a Save-A-Tooth® System

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The Complete First Aid Kit is the only first aid kit that can help people respond effectively to all common injuries and emergencies. With the availability of The Complete First Aid kit, people can now inexpensively be protected against the unnecessary loss of knocked out teeth

Not having a Save-A-Tooth® ahead of time is like not having an EpiPen when you know your child has severe allergies

Phoenix-Lazerus, inc. has introduced “The Complete First Aid Kit” (http://www.amazon.com/Complete--Tooth-Recommended-Exceeds-Standards/dp/B0043X5WK8) which conforms to The Mayo Clinic recommendation for every well-stocked first aid kit. This is the only first aid kit that can help people respond effectively to all common injuries and emergencies. With the availability of The Complete First Aid kit, people can now inexpensively be protected against the unnecessary loss of knocked out teeth by keeping one first-aid kit at home and one in their car. Among many other items in the kit, the Mayo Clinic recommends including a Save-A-Tooth® emergency tooth preserving system (http://www.saveatooth.com/) – the only first aid device that can store and preserve knocked out teeth for 24 hours, long enough so that the teeth can be reimplanted by a dentist. (*To see a complete listing of what the Mayo Clinic recommends, go to http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-kits/FA00067).

The importance of having a Save-A-Tooth® in every first aid kit is that once a tooth is knocked out, there is a very small window of time, 15 minutes to one hour, in which it can be saved. “The cells on the root of a knocked out tooth are very delicate,” says Dr. Henry Rankow, diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. “They must be protected environment within an hour of the accident and then nourished during the next twenty-four hours while they are out of their socket. Only special devices like the Save-A-Tooth® can do that and they must be available immediately. That’s why they are so necessary for inclusion in every first aid kit”.

Over five million teeth are knocked out annually in the United States during sports, automobile accidents, and in the home. With the use of the Save-A-Tooth®, the only American Dental Association accepted, FDA-approved storage device, over 90 percent, or 4.5 million, of these teeth may be able to be successfully reimplanted. Without this system, only 10 percent of knocked out teeth can be successfully reimplanted since they begin to die within 15 minutes. A knocked out tooth that can’t be successfully reimplanted translates into an average expense of $3,000 in treatment and up to $30,000 over a lifetime.

Once knocked out teeth are placed into a Save-A-Tooth®, however, they are safe and protected from harm during transport to the emergency room or dentist’s office. A parent or ambulance driver can attend to a suffering accident victim without having to worry about reimplanting the knocked out tooth at that time. In fact, once placed in a Save-A-Tooth®, knocked out teeth are safe for 24 hours and can then be reimplanted.

“Being informed and prepared for a tooth being knocked out can mean the difference between gigantic bills leading to a lifetime of dental problems and a relatively straightforward re-implantation by a dentist or oral surgeon,” says Dr. Paul Krasner, clinical professor of endodontics at Temple University School of Dentistry. “Millions of teeth are knocked out every year that could be saved if the right equipment were available when an accident occurs,” he adds.

Placing a Save-A-Tooth® in every first aid kit is a necessity rather than a luxury. Since knocked out teeth begin to die after 15 minutes, there is no time to save the tooth unless you have a kit sitting on the shelf. The stated purpose of first aid kits is to ‘preserve life, prevent further harm, and promote recovery.’ All of the contents of a complete first aid kit, including Save-A-Tooth®, fulfill this mission.

Some dentists recommend that milk should be used as a storage medium because Save-A-Tooth® is not available at the scene of an accident. Dr Henry Rankow professor of endodontics at Temple University comments on this recommendation. "Not having a Save-A-Tooth® ahead of time is like not having an EpiPen when you know your child has severe allergies," he says. “Since losing a front permanent tooth is a lifelong dental catastrophe, if parents don’t have a Save-A-Tooth® ahead of time, their children may be at unnecessary risk.”

The Complete First Aid Kit is a comprehensive kit containing everything you need to keep your home or office prepared for an emergency. The Kit contains 180 quality pieces made in the United States in an FDA approved facility. The Complete First Aid Kit is the only kit in the world containing Save-A-Tooth® which is now a recommended item for first aid kits by The MAYO Clinic and accepted by the American Dental Association. This Kit has been made to exceed ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards to meet the upcoming 2012 regulations, so you will be prepared for the next set of standards ahead of time. In addition to the accolades above, the revised kit has a plastic case that is twice as thick and has a waterproof seal in case of flooding or high humidity. It is also wall mountable and contents are individually boxed to cut down on mess after use.

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