QUICK GENERAL TIPS
TO HANDLE TOOTHACHE

1. SEVERE TOOTHACHE

Pain and Sensitive

Could caused by swollen because of exposed tooth crown surface

Gargle

Gargle with warm salt water

Consult a Dentist

Consult a dentist before infection spreads or worse

Specialized Care

Swollen and purulent/pus gum would require specialized care

Extract if Severe

If the damage is too severe, tooth extraction might be necessary

2. BROKEN TEETH

Collect the Fragments.

Collect every fragment of broken tooth and keep then in a container

Sterilize

Wash your mouth and the tooth fragments with warm water

Use Tissue if Bleeding

If there is bleeding, use tissue

Cold Compress

Use cold compress, place it outside your mouth on your way to the dentist

Advanced Care

If tooth decay occurs, nerves might be hampered and tooth root handling might be required

3. LOOSE TEETH

Hold it

Hold it at the crown, not the root

Clean it

Clean it with warm water (if dirty), but do not brush it

Try to Reattach it

Try to reattach the tooth in its position, and make sure it face the correct direction

Soak it

If reattaching is not possible, soak it in milk or salt water on your way to the dentist


* Within an hour, there is a probability to reattach/recover your loose teeth

4. ABSCESS – SWOLLEN WITH PUS

Take a painkiller

Take a painkiller to reduce the pain

Gargle with salt water

Gargle with salt water to help reduce the swollen area

Consult a dentist

Consult a dentist to receive proper care

Take antibiotics

Take antibiotics according to dentist’s prescription during the healing period