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Whether you experience a throbbing toothache at 2 am or severe pain from a cavity, you want relief from your discomfort, and you want it fast. Until you can get in to see your dentist, there are some things you can do to ease your discomfort.

Home Remedies to Consider

Applying clove oil directly to the affected area can help numb the pain temporarily.

Additionally, using heat packs or cold compresses can provide soothing relief. Placing a heat pack or a cold compress over the painful area helps reduce inflammation and soothe the pain, offering temporary comfort until you can get professional dental care.

Rinsing your mouth with salt water is a simple yet helpful home remedy. Doing so helps reduce inflammation and can dislodge food particles and debris that may be stuck between teeth, worsening the toothache. Gently swishing salt water around your mouth and then spitting it out can significantly alleviate discomfort and reduce the risk of infection.

Dietary Adjustments & OTC Solutions

Stick to soft foods that are gentler on your teeth to avoid increasing the pain. Avoid chewing on the sore area.

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen can be helpful in alleviating discomfort. Always follow the instructions on the package with regards to recommended dosage and intervals for the best response. If you have any questions, speak to a pharmacist. There are a few 24-hour open chemists around Perth. Pharmacists can also recommend products like Oral-Eze for targeted relief.

Watching for Toothache Symptoms in Children

Recognising toothache symptoms in children, who may not be able to verbalise what they are feeling clearly, is crucial. Signs to watch for include a reluctance to eat, fever, trouble sleeping and tenderness around the jaws. These symptoms might indicate issues such as tooth decay, teething discomfort, gum problems or even trauma. Prompt identification and treatment of these symptoms can prevent further complications and ensure quick relief for the child.

Help for Mums-to-be

For expectant mothers dealing with toothaches, it’s essential to consider safe pain relief methods and seek professional dental treatment to prevent spreading infection.

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If you’re experiencing a toothache, contact us straightaway. We want to help you get relief as quickly as possible!


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