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Toothache

  • -Regular pain killers if you need them
  • Good oral hygiene with a flouride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help ensure any decay won't get worse

Bleeding after Extraction

  • Bleeding tends to response well to pressure. Bite on a clean handkerchief firmly for 30 minutes. If this doesnt work, call us back
  • Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from extraction site is normal, just like you had skimmed your knees

Bleeding gums

  • This is usually the result of gingivitis or gum disease.Gums will not stop bleeding until your oral hygiene improves. Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, spending extra time on the ones that bleed.
  • Invest in some Tepe brushes or floss to clean in between your teeth.

Denture rubbing or loose

  1. Consider using a fixative for loose dentures like fixadent
  2. Seabond dentures pads may also make a denture more comfortable or stable
  3. Any sharp or rough bits can be adjusted at home with an emery board
  4. Leave your denture out if it is too sore to wear

Lost crown/Veneer/Post crown

  • Toofypegs can be used to restick lost crowns and veneers at home
  • Good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet will help prevent the tooth underneath from getting decayed

Ulcers

  • Bonjela on the area that is painful before meals in particular
  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Take regular painkillers if needed
  • Rinse with salt water to prevent infection
  • Use difflam mouthwash to help with pain which can be bought from your pharmacist

Pain after Extraction

  • Regular painkillers, it is normal for pain to be at its worst on days 3-4
  • Rinse gently with salt water (a teaspoon in a medium glass of warm water) after meals
  • If pain is getting worse after a week, call us back

Sensitivity

  • Teeth can be sensitive due to receeding gums, large fillings or decay
  • Try placing sensodyne toothpaste or another sensitive toothpaste on the sensitive area and leave it on overnight
  • Use regular painkillers if you need them
  • Maintain good oral hygiene and limit sugar in your diet to prevent any decay from getting worse

Lost Filling/Broken/Fractured teeth

  • Emergency dental kit can be bought to patch up the tooth at home
  • Take regular painkillers if you need them
  • Main good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet to prevent any decay from occuring or existing decay from getting worse

Regular Painkillers

Adults (over 16 years)

  • Paracetamols 1g 4 times daily
  • Ibuprofen 400mg 3 times daily (if you can take it, there has been some reserach saying this can make coronavirus worse so if you suspect you may have been exposed, dont take it. The same can be said for Asprin

NB Paracetamols and Ibuprofen can be alternated for maximum pain effectiveness

Co-codamol 8/500 4 times a day on its own not with paracetamols or ibuprofen

Children

  • Age 12-15: 750mg
  • Age 10-12: 500mg
  • Age 8-9: 375mg
  • Age 6-7: 250mg
  • Age 4-5: 240mg
  • Age 2-3:180mg
  • Age 6-23 months:120 mg

4 times a day

Please speak to your pharmacy if you are not sure what to take

Swelling

  • -If you have an abcess, you can try to drain it yoursel at home
  • Take painkillers as needed
  • Hot salt water mouthwash if its draining