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Treating a Toothache at Home

teeth, health, smile, dentistWhen a toothache strikes the first reaction is to make an appointment with the dentist. This isn’t always necessary as a toothache can often be treated at home. While over-the-counter medications can also be effective there are home alternatives that can be tried first:

– Crushed garlic and salt

– Peppermint tea or oil

– Cloves and clove oil

Home treatments are for “temporary relief only” and if the tooth or teeth continue to hurt for more than a couple of days, it is time to make a dental appointment. A detailed list of home treatments and their application can be read at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320315.php.

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Dr. Kate Robinson BDS PGCERT ORTH PGDIP SEDATION

Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.

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