How You Can Deal With Dental Infections: When you can’t see a dentist!

How you can deal with Dental Infections

Dental abscess can be treated with antibiotics like  amoxicillin and metronidazole

Dental abscess can be treated with antibiotics like amoxicillin and metronidazole


As we all know, toothaches and any type of oral injury can be extremely painful and should be seen by a dentist immediately.Dental emergencies should be seen immediately by a dentist, day or night. This is not always possible.

The main symptom of a dental abscess is an intense, throbbing pain in your affected tooth or gum.

The pain usually comes on suddenly and may gradually get worse over a few hours or a few days. Sometimes the pain may spread to your ear, lower jaw and neck, on the same side as the affected tooth. There can also be severe swelling in the face, which can spread if the abscess is not treated.

If you go to the dentist with swelling of the face, swollen gums, pain in your teeth under light pressure, or bleeding , then you may already have an infection. If you indeed have an infection before you get the tooth treated, the dentist will prescribe you antibiotics to use following treatment. If you have a really bad abscess, you’ll need to use antibiotics to treat the infection before the dentist will remove the tooth.


Antibiotics  Treatment for Dental Infections:


Asset chemist  online doctor  can prescribe antibiotics when you not able to see your dentist when you have an tooth infection or gum infection.

Other symptoms

These can include:

  • tenderness of your tooth and surrounding area
  • sensitivity to very hot or cold food and drink
  • an unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • bad breath (halitosis)
  • a general feeling of being unwell
  • difficulty opening your mouth
  • difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • disturbed sleep
  • a high temperature (fever)


When to seek immediate medical help

The following symptoms may mean the infection has spread to other parts of your body:

  • swelling in your face
  • a high temperature (fever) of 38 C (100.4 F) or above
  • severe pain that does not respond to treatment with painkillers
  • breathing difficulties

If you develop any of these symptoms and you are not due to see a dentist straight away, you will need to access NHS emergency dental services. In this situation, you can call:

Alternatively, you could visit the accident and emergency (A&E) department of your local hospital.


Useful links

Recommended treatment for dental infections

Out of hours dental treatment

Asset Chemist health advice