First aid for toothaches
Toothache often indicates an underlying problem that can be well advanced. Most dental problems are painless, so when pain does develop it is important to seek help from a dentist quickly - you can book a new patient consultation or an emergency appointment here:
Outside our normal hours you can access our emergency service on weekends and public holidays. Call us on (07) 5477 0889 for further advice.
Until you can get to see one of our dentists, we recommend the following toothache first aid tips:
- Rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water
- Use dental floss to remove any food particles wedged between your teeth
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to dull the ache. Check with the pharmacist which medicine is best for you - any allergies and intolerances need to be borne in mind, and possible interference with any other medicines you may already be taking considered