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Toothache is a common dental problem that can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you are suffering from a toothache, it is important to see an emergency dentist ASAP as starting active dental treatment often provides the fastest and most effective pain relief. We have a range of painkillers, antibiotics and mouthwashes onsite in the clinic so that if you wish, you can start taking your medication straight away without any delay. However, if you are unable to visit us immediately, there are several painkillers that you can take to relieve the pain. In this article, we will discuss the most effective painkillers for toothache and provide tips for how to manage the pain until you are able to see one of our dentists.
When it comes to relieving toothache pain, over-the-counter painkillers are often the first line of defense. The most commonly recommended painkillers for toothache are:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen
Paracetamol works by blocking pain signals in the brain, while NSAIDs like ibuprofen work by reducing inflammation and swelling. Both types of painkillers are effective for reducing toothache pain, but it is important to follow the recommended dosage and to avoid taking them for extended periods of time without consulting a dentist. Ibuprofen and Paracetamol can be taken together as they work differently but ibuprofen 600mg is usually the best painkiller for toothache.
If over-the-counter painkillers aren’t working for toothache, our dentists may prescribe a stronger painkiller. Some of the most commonly prescribed stronger painkillers for toothache include:
These painkillers are stronger than over-the-counter options and are usually only prescribed for severe or persistent toothaches. It is important to follow our dentist’s instructions.
In addition to painkillers, there are several alternative pain relief options that you can try to relieve toothache pain. Some of the most effective options include:
It is important to remember that these alternative pain relief options are not a substitute for professional dental treatment such as pulp extirpation or tooth extraction. If your toothache persists or becomes worse, you should see one of our dentists as soon as possible.
If you are suffering from a toothache, there are several steps that you can take to manage the pain until you are able to see a dentist. Some of the most effective tips include:
Toothache is a common dental problem that can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you are suffering from a toothache, it is important to seek prompt emergency dental treatment. However, if you are unable to visit the dentist immediately, there are several painkillers and alternative pain relief options that you can try to relieve the pain. By following these tips and using the most effective pain relief options, you can help to manage toothache pain and improve your chances of a quick and successful recovery.
Pearl dental clinic is open everyday, from 9am-10pm so that you do not need to take time off work to see us for an emergency appointment. You can book an emergency dental appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or by emailing us or book an appointment online (available 24 hours/day).
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