How to Manage Tooth Pain

No one wants to go to the dentist until they actually have to, and toothache is usually one of those things that requires an urgent visit. Unfortunately due to the current lockdown situation, landing a dental appointment right now is pretty challenging.

The thought of having unbearable tooth pain without any access to a dental professional is a nightmare for many. Luckily, there are some things you can do to manage the pain during this time.

Choose the right pain relief

If you're experiencing pain, over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol can help. However, make sure they are taken in accordance with the instructions on the packet.

For tooth sensitivity to hot or cold, try switching up your toothpaste to a sensitive one (such as Sensodyne Repair and Protect, Sensodyne Rapid Relief or Colgate Pro-Relief). Rub some toothpaste onto the affected area directly if need be.

If you have wisdom tooth pain, this can be extremely painful. As much as possible, you should try to continue thorough cleaning (even if painful) with a small brush, like a single tuft brush or interspace brush. Following brushing, dip a brush or cotton bud into some mouth wash and clean the teeth. I recommend use something like Corsodyl/Curasept or Peroxyl, but make sure you only use it for a maximum of three days as it can stain teeth brown.

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