Good oral hygiene with fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary food will help ensure any decay won’t get worse.
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.
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.
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.
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