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:
- 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.
- Try to remove any impacted food which is stuck between the painful teeth with the gentle use of floss or a toothbrush.
- Take Paracetamol (such as Panadol) or other analgesics (pain killers) according to the instructions. Paracetamol is suitable for children.
- Make sure you swallow any pain killers used. Don't place them directly on the tooth or gum.