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severe mouth painExperiencing a sharp toothache in the middle of the night or intense pain from a decayed tooth urgently calls for relief. Before you can see your dentist, there are several steps you can take to ease your toothache pain.

Home Remedies to Try

Direct application of clove oil to the sore spot can temporarily numb the pain. Additionally, heat packs or cold compresses offer soothing relief. Applying these to the affected area can decrease swelling and ease discomfort, providing relief until professional dental care is available.

A salt water rinse is an effective and simple remedy. It reduces swelling and can flush out food particles trapped between teeth that worsen pain. Swishing salt water in your mouth and spitting it out can greatly lessen discomfort and lower infection risks.

Dietary Changes & Over-the-Counter Aids

Opt for soft foods to minimise further pain and avoid using the affected tooth when chewing.

Over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen can significantly reduce pain. Ensure you adhere to the packaging instructions for dosage and frequency. Consult a pharmacist if uncertain; many pharmacies in Perth operate 24 hours, and a pharmacist can suggest products like Oral-Eze for specific relief.

Monitoring Toothache Signs in Children

It is vital to identify toothache symptoms in children who often struggle to express their pain. Look for signs such as refusing to eat, fever, sleep disturbances, and jaw tenderness. These symptoms could point to tooth decay, teething issues, gum complications or injuries. Early recognition and treatment can avert further issues and quickly alleviate the child’s discomfort.

Guidance for Expectant Mothers

For mums-to-be experiencing toothaches, it’s crucial to consider safe pain relief methods and seek professional dental treatment to prevent spreading infection.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re suffering from a toothache, contact us immediately. We are here to assist you in obtaining fast relief from your discomfort!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


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