When to see a dentist?

In unbearable pain situations, Book an appointment to see one of our dentists as soon as possible if:

You have pain longer than a day or two

intolerable pain is already started and remain

You have a fever

You have earache or ear pain when you open your mouth wide

How can toothaches be prevented?

Since most toothaches are the result of tooth decay, these good oral hygiene practices can prevent toothaches:

Brushing regularly with a fluoride toothpaste

Flossing at least once a day

Seeing your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning

In addition to these practices, eat foods low in sugar and ask your dentist about sealants and fluoride applications.

Toothache FAQs

What’s the best over-the-counter toothache medicine? 

The go-to anti-inflammatory medication for toothaches is ibuprofen (Advil). You can take 600-800 milligrams at a time for inflammation over a three-day period, but don’t take it for more than a few days at a time.

Why does my toothache come and go?

Sometimes, pain is responding to a temporary stimulus, like hot, cold, or sugar, as in the case of root sensitivities or cavities. Other times, it might be an abscess flaring up and then healing enough that the pain subsides, even if the infection itself isn’t completely gone.

Cracked teeth also often have acute pain that fades and recurs as the pulp inside the tooth gets irritated or infected, heals, and then gets irritated again.

Can a toothache cause a headache?

Yes. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for carrying messages for almost all toothaches as well as headaches, which often means that toothaches can be directly responsible for headaches. Additionally, we often tense up other areas of the body like the jaw when our teeth hurt, which can lead to headaches. Other problems, like sinus infections, can sometimes radiate as both toothaches and headaches.

When do you need to take an antibiotic for tooth pain?

When your dentist or doctor prescribes it! Typically, you’ll get a prescription antibiotic if your dentist suspects or finds infection.

This is also a common prescription for the period of time before a root canal, in order to get the large infection under control before opening the tooth.

Should I use a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash to get rid of bacteria that’s causing my toothache?

No! Hydrogen peroxide should never be used in the mouth. Peroxide is highly antibacterial, which is actually not a good thing for your oral microbiome in the first place. (That’s the reason It’s not recommended using essential oils in the mouth very often.)  However, the more serious reason you should avoid using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth is the increased risk of oral cancer.

Can toothache go away on its own?

The short answer is yes. In some situations toothache or tooth sensitivity can come and go. If this happens it’s probably a reversible inflammatory response by your tooth. Your relief may be short lived though. Only after a dentist has made a proper diagnosis about the cause of your pain can you potentially avoid further damage and find a permanent pain solution. To get the right treatment you really do need a professional assessment and diagnosis by a dentist.

How much does it cost to treat toothache?

The price of treating toothache varies depending on what is causing the pain. Toothache can be a symptom of something serious, so it is recommended that you see a dentist to check it out. Your dentist will be able to diagnose the cause and advise you about the cost of treatment. When you book online for toothache, simply select an appointment for toothache or emergency.

Meet our experts

DR. SHABREENA FATHIMA

GENERAL DENTIST / DIGITAL DENTURE SPECIALIST

Hindi / English

DR. MINAKSHI JETHU

GENERAL DENTIST / PEDIATRIC CARE

Dutch / English

DR. S.F. ADALAT-ABDOEL

IMPLANTOLOGIST / MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dutch/English

DR. MARCELA-BARRETO

GENERAL DENTIST / COSMETIC DENTIST

Portuguese / English

DR. HADEEL- ABU GHAZZI

GENERAL DENTIST

Arabic/English

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