MANAGING TOOTHACHE AT HOME
With lockdowns likely to be something we experience more than we ever anticipated, we thought that this information could be useful if you do have a dental problem. Of course we are still here if you need us – just give us a call if you need advice: 028 9048 3537
TIPS FOR MANAGING DENTAL ISSUES UNTIL YOU CAN SEE A DENTIST
1. Assess your issue
Urgent Dental Treatment?
Call the practice – 028 9048 3537
Anti-Inflammatories (like Ibuprofen) can help reduce the symptoms of toothache. Combining Paracetamol and Ibuprofen has also been shown to be effective.
Caution -painkillers should always be used in accordance with their instructions and under medical advice.
3. Tooth Care
Good cleaning with a fluoride toothpaste and reducing your sugar intake will help stop decay getting worse. A desensitising toothpaste (eg Sensodyne Rapid Relief) will be useful. After tooth brushing, rub a small amount (half a pea size) directly onto the area, spit out any excess but do not rinse.
If there is a cavity in your tooth, or a tooth has cracked and is either sensitive or sharp, a temporary packing can help. These are available in supermarkets and pharmacies.