I have a toothache!
In case of dental emergency, you can ALWAYS get an emergency appointment with us! Sharp pain or toothache is often caused by inflammation of the tooth nerve. Acute dental pain can be unbearable and can in many cases not be resolved by even strong painkillers. In case of accidents, it’s also important to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our clinic we always offer you an appointment on the same day you call with your dental emergency. We regard that as good service.
If you experience severe pain after having a tooth extraction, you’re probably suffering of “dry socket” (alveolitis sicca). Painkillers will not be sufficient, and it will be necessary to see a dentist. This type of pain is relieved by the dentist by a gauze pad with a painkilling liquid inserted into the hole where the tooth was extracted. This tampon should be changed daily until the pain disappears (typically 3-5 days).
In mild to moderate pain, either occurring spontaneously or by ingestion of food and drink, it is important to react to symptoms, since even the slightest pain from the gums and teeth are signs of incipient dental disease. As a rule, it is always easier and cheaper to prevent than to treat and
the faster you react to the symptoms, the better the prognosis for your teeth.
Self-medication at moderate pain: 1 tablet of Paracetamol 500 mg + 3 x tablet Ibuprofen 200 mg. This dose should be taken three times daily.