Toothache

  • Regular pain killers if you need them.
  • Good oral hygiene with fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary food will help ensure any decay won’t get worse.

Bleeding Gums

  • This is usually the result of gingivitis or gum disease. Gums will not stop bleeding until your oral hygiene improves. Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, spending extra time on the ones that bleed.
  • Use Tepe Brushes or floss to clean in between your teeth.

Dentures Rubbing or Loose

  • Consider using a fixative for loose dentures live a fixadent.
  • Seabond denture pads may also make a denture more comfortable or stable.
  • Any sharp or rough bits can be adjusted at home with an emery board.
  • Leave your denture out if it is too sore to wear.

Lost Crown/Veneer/Post Crown

  • Toofypegs can be used to re-stick lost crowns and veneers at home.
  • Good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet will help prevent the tooth underneath from getting decayed.

Lost Filling/Broken/Fractured Teeth

  • Emergency dental kit can be bought to patch up the tooth at home.
  • Take regular painkillers if you need them.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet to prevent any decay from occurring or existing decay form getting worse.

Ulcers

  • Gengigel or bongela on the area that is painful before meals in particular.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Take regular painkillers if needed.
  • Rinse with saltwater to prevent infections.

Sensitivity

  • Teeth can be sensitive due to reseeding gums, large fillings or decay.
  • Try placing sensodyne toothpaste or another sensitive toothpaste on the sensitive areas and leaving it on overnight.
  • Use regular painkillers if you need them.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene and maintain low sugar diet to prevent decay.

Swelling

  • If you have an abscess, you can try to drain it yourself at home.
  • Take painkillers as needed.
  • Hot salt water mouthwash if its draining.

Bleeding after Extraction

  • Bleeding tends to respond well to pressure. Bite on a clean handkerchief firmly for 30 minutes.
  • Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing is normal.

Pain After Extraction 

  • Regular painkillers,. It is normal for pain to be at its worst on days 3-4. This excludes aspirin as its a blood thinner and could effect the healing of the extraction.
  • Rinse gently with salt-water (a teaspoon in a medium glass of warm water) after meals.

 REGULAR PAIN KILLERS

THIS IS GENERAL ADVICE AND YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST/GP

IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY OTHER MEDICATION TO ENSURE THERE IS NO CONTRAINDICATION