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.