When issues occur with teeth people may want to know how to soothe a toothache. A toothache can be excruciatingly painful and is a sign that something is wrong. It may be that there is an infection in the tooth, gum disease has developed, tooth decay has eroded the teeth, you have suffered a trauma, or it is due to grinding the teeth. Whatever the reason dental assistance will be needed to remedy the problem.
First and foremost, making an appointment with an emergency dentist needs to be the priority. A toothache will not go away on its own and it is a sign that there is a problem. Once you have made your appointment you may want to know some tips for keeping the pain under control while you are on your way to the dentist.
Ice: Ice is a good way of numbing the area that is causing the pain. However, never apply the ice directly to the tooth, wrap it in a thin cloth and then apply.
Clove oil: Clove oil is often used to help the symptoms of a toothache. The chemical compound in this mixture is actually a naturally occurring anaesthetic. However, you must use this sparingly as applying too much directly onto the area can actually be detrimental, and make the pain worse. A couple of drops of clove oil on a cotton wool ball will suffice. Then hold this on the area until the pain abates.
Over the counter pain relief: A pharmacist will help you identify the type of pain relief that will work best for you and your symptoms. Follow their advice and you should see a reduction in the pain while you seek emergency assistance.
If you are suffering from an emergency dental issue then our staff are on hand to help and assist you. You can call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. Alternatively, you can make use of our convenient walk-in service. The clinic also offers a wide range of general dentistry and cosmetic treatments. We look forward to hearing from you.