Covid Lockdown emergency toothache relief
If you are experiencing a severe toothache we are able to see you for emergency treatment if you are a low-risk Covid patient.
Emergency treatments during the Covid lockdown include:
- broken teeth,
- lost fillings,
We are based in Mt Albert Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland. Our practice usually reserves daily appointments for emergency toothache relief.
For dental emergencies during Covid lockdown please call Jo on 021 997 796
Short Term Toothache Pain Management
The best over-the-counter toothache painkillers to take at home are anti-inflammatory analgesics such as ibuprofen. These will help manage the pain and swelling. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients then paracetamol is the next best thing to reduce tooth pain.
Problematic Toothache Symptoms
- Sharp, throbbing, or constant tooth pain
- Tooth pain that emerges only when pressure is applied to the tooth
- Swelling around the tooth
- Fever or headache
- Foul-tasting drainage from an infected tooth
What Causes Toothache?
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, whether sharp and throbbing or dull and achy, it can be difficult to bite and chew, concentrate, get through the day, even sleep at night, no matter what over-the-counter medication you take for some relief. The source of tooth pain may be dental decay, an injury or an infection in the tooth. Regardless of the cause, if you have ongoing pain it’s important to address the problem sooner than later.