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Antibiotics Don't Cure Toothache

Antibiotics Don't Cure Toothache

Antibiotics need to be used judiciously

This means that only serious and spreading infections need antibiotics.

Help the Dentist help you

Attend regular checkups. If you have not seen a Dentist in the last two years do so as soon as possible. Early signs of tooth decay and gum disease need only simple treatments.

  • Toothache is usually caused by decay.
  • The best way to help with the pain is painkillers, your pharmacist can help you select the best one.
  • The next thing to do is visit a Dentist to remove the cause of the pain which could be an extraction or a filling.
  • Visit “NHS Choices” website to find a Dentist in your area if you do not have one.