Gel, ointments, pills and antibiotics for toothache
Many people struggling with toothache take painkillers, postponing a visit to the dentist.
Currently, in many outlets, various medications are available over the counter, guaranteeing the disappearance of troublesome symptoms. The main thing is not to exceed the permissible dose of the drug. Paracetamol in the form of tablets is the most commonly used: Apap, Panadol, Acenol or Efferalgan and ibuprofen in the form of lozenges: Nurofen, Ibuprom or Ibum. In addition, acetylsalicylic acid is taken, that is, aspirin (Polopyrin, Aspiryn, Etopiryna) and less known means, such as Alka-Prim, Ascalcin, Aprofen or Anapian.
Apart from popular painkillers, they are recommended not only for toothache, but also, e.g, with migraines and fever, there are also special agents that only treat odontogenic ailments: Diclac, Bolinet, Dentosept or Antidol.
In the fight against toothache, gels can help, ointments, creams and emulsions , applied directly to the diseased tooth or gum. They contain anesthetic ingredients, which reduce pain and have anti-inflammatory properties. These types of measures include: Dentinox, Lidodent, Rheumon, Pelogel, Capsigel or Orajel.
Medicines in the form of a gel are most often used in the case of wisdom teeth that are growing out, but also for tooth eruption pain in infants, for which special products are intended, for example Baby Orajel.
Before reaching for painkillers and tablets, carefully read the content of the attached leaflet. Overdose of the drug, even the ointment, may result in serious complications, for example, damage to the liver or kidneys.
If the medications taken do not bring pain relief, it is a signal of increasing inflammation and necrosis of the tooth pulp., that could spread to adjacent teeth. Then a visit to the dentist is necessary, who will order the correct treatment.
Your dentist may also prescribe an appropriate antibiotic for toothache. Ketonal is a very powerful prescription pain reliever, administered for pain ailments of various sources. In addition, Dalacin is widely used, effectively reducing odontogenic pain. Antibiotic treatment is only an introduction to the actual treatment, intended to provide patient relief until treatment is started, for example, a canal.
Pain can be relieved with pharmacological agents, but also home remedies, for example, by placing a crushed clove on a sore spot or by applying a cold compress to the cheek.