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cute girl showing teeth to dentistExperiencing a severe toothache can be difficult and painful, especially when dental care is unavailable, like during the middle of the night. Having some tips handy to help manage the pain until you can see a dentist could make all the difference.

How to Deal with Severe Toothache Pain

At Champion Family Dental, we advise our patients to try these methods of dealing with toothache pain

Soft Diet – stick to soft foods that are gentler on your teeth to avoid increasing the pain.

Pain Killers – over-the-counter pain relievers may provide temporary relief. Always follow the recommended dosage for the best response.

Rinsing with Salt Water – gently rinsing your mouth with warm salt water helps reduce inflammation and dislodge debris stuck between the teeth.

Until you make it to our office, you can try home remedies and natural solutions to help with your discomfort. For example, you can apply clove oil to the affected area to temporarily numb the pain or use a heat pack or cold compress over the painful area to provide soothing relief.

Special Considerations with Toothaches

For expectant mothers dealing with toothaches, it’s essential to consider safe pain relief methods. Always consult with your dentist or healthcare provider before taking any medication. Paracetamol (Panadol) is generally considered safe during pregnancy for managing toothache pain.

Recognising toothache symptoms in children, such as reluctance to eat, fever, trouble sleeping, and sore, tender jaws, is crucial for quick intervention. Toothaches in children may come from tooth decay (caries), teething pain, gum problems, or trauma.

Scheduling regular dental check-ups helps detect and address issues early. Encouraging good oral hygiene practices like brushing, flossing, and limiting sugary foods is also helpful. If your child complains of toothache or shows symptoms, seek dental care promptly.

Get the Help You Need Now

Remember, if you continue to experience considerable pain and discomfort, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. Our dental professionals will diagnose the problem, relieve your pain, and restore your oral health.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Your dentist is a qualified practitioner who will discuss risks and benefits with you, to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment.


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