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Dealing with a Toothache

If you or your child develop a toothache, you should book an appointment as soon as possible, especially if there is swelling or infection present.

The following remedies may help ease the pain temporarily:

  1. Hold an ice pack on the outside of the cheek if swelling is present. Wrap the ice pack in cloth, so the ice doesn't touch your skin directly.
  2. Try to remove any impacted food which is stuck between the painful teeth with the gentle use of floss or a toothbrush.
  3. Take Paracetamol (such as Panadol) or other analgesics (pain killers) according to the instructions. Paracetamol is suitable for children.
  4. Make sure you swallow any pain killers used. Don't place them directly on the tooth or gum.