Many people suffer with toothache at some point in their life. Toothache can be a sharp pain or a dull ache with the tooth being sensitive to pressure, heat or the cold. Toothache can often get worse if left untreated so it is important to see a dentist if you have toothache that lasts more than 2 days.
Toothache can be caused by lots of different things, such as…
The best way to prevent toothache is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible, to do this ensure you:
There are a variety of products available to treat toothache, many of which can be bought from a supermarket, shop or pharmacy.
Seek advice from a dentist if your toothache:
Don’t go to your GP as they won’t be able to give you dental treatment. If you don’t have a dentist or can’t get an emergency appointment, call 111 – they can offer advise as to what to do.
Go to A&E if you have toothache and:
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