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I have a toothache, stable, no, no

Customer Question

hi. I have a toothache
JA: Has toothache been stable or getting worse? Is this a repeating or first-time issue?
Customer: stable
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dentist about toothache? How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dentist should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 9 days ago.
Thank you for contacting Just Answer
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 9 days ago.

I am sorry to hear. When was the last time you had a dental check up?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
2 years ago
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 9 days ago.
Thanks. And do you have a history of dental problems? Including any fillings?
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 9 days ago.

Thanks. Please describe your symptoms. Location? Swelling? Redness? When it started? What you hve taken so far?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
swelling, started 3 days ago, bottom left
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
12 tablets of ibuprofen in a 3 days
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 9 days ago.

Okay thanks. So you will need to see a dentist. However in the short term as if you haven’t taken anything so far, I would suggest paracetamol and ibuprofen. You can then buy Co-codamol 8/500 from a pharmacy without a prescription.

Another thing that helps is by using a soft bristle tooth brush and brush gently with a medicated tooth paste such as Corsidyl which again you can buy from a pharmacy.

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 9 days ago.

If the swelling starts to spread and you feel unwell then I would not delay seeing a dentist.

I would also encourage an annual review to help reduce this from happening again.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I need a dantist straight away? where I can get it?its sunday
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
swelling spread so quick
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 9 days ago.

I would doubt you will get one today sorry.

You can try 111 and asking to be put through to your emergency dentist.

If however the swelling is spreading quickly then it would be appropriate to attend Accident and Emergency to be assessed.