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How to ease toothache (DS waiting for filling)

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Tiggles Wed 03-Apr-13 22:48:25

DS2 needs a filling. It should have happened a couple of weeks ago when we were hit with snow and the dentist couldn't open. He has been rescheduled for a months time. But is now crying after eating and complaining of lots of pain.
I've never needed a filling, so don't really know what I can do for him. I have given ibuprofen but it doesn't seem to work for long.
Is this amount of pain normal, or should I see if I can get him an emergency appointment?

1969Sarah Wed 03-Apr-13 23:55:33

Get an emergency appointment. Clove oil helps a bit but call 1st thing and tell them about the pain. My (nhs) dentist would see same day.

MrsPoglesWood Thu 04-Apr-13 00:08:55

Definitely get an emergency appointment first thing. That much pain isn't normal. Also you can double up ibuprofen and paracetamol - they can be taken together. So 2 ibubprofen and then 2 paracetamol 2 hours later. Do check the dosage info though as you don't say how old your DS is.

And also dependent on how old he is - a sip or two of whisky or brandy used as a 'mouthwash' to swill around the affected tooth can work wonders. You don't have to swallow it! NHS Direct told me that and it really helped when I had a tooth abcess and was in agony and tablets weren't helping.

I hope he gets it sorted very soon, toothache is miserable!

Tiggles Thu 04-Apr-13 09:45:13

Thanks both smile (He is 6 and autistic so not a great communicator!)
They will see him tomorrow morning instead.

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