Toothache

Toothache is caused mainly by decay that has penetrated the enamel of a tooth. However, it can be the result of an abscess, abnormal pressure from an incorrect bite or pain referred from somewhere else, for example, pain caused by inflammation of a facial nerve. For treatment, dab the affected tooth with oil of cloves, if available, to deaden pain. You may take one or two pain killing tablets, if available. To relieve severe or persistent toothache, hold a covered hot water bottle or heated pad against the affected side of the face. If symptoms persist, or if there is fever or swelling around the tooth involved, see the dentist without delay. - The South African First Aid Manual, St John Ambulance and the South African Red Cross Society

Toothache is caused mainly by decay that has penetrated the enamel of a tooth. However, it can be the result of an abscess, abnormal pressure from an incorrect bite or pain referred from somewhere else, for example, pain caused by inflammation of a facial nerve. For treatment, dab the affected tooth with oil of cloves, if available, to deaden pain. You may take one or two pain killing tablets, if available. To relieve severe or persistent toothache, hold a covered hot water bottle or heated pad against the affected side of the face. If symptoms persist, or if there is fever or swelling around the tooth involved, see the dentist without delay. - The South African First Aid Manual, St John Ambulance and the South African Red Cross Society

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