I have a toothache
Constant pain indicates that there is something wrong that is unlikely to get better. Painkillers are usually necessary and if you are able to take them, Ibuprofen (or Paracetamol) tablets are usually the best. Be careful not to exceed the maximum dose. Do NOT place any tablets, especially Aspirin, next to the tooth.
I have a swelling
This is usually caused by an infection and treatment or antibiotics may be required. Please contact the practice as soon as possible.
I have knocked out a tooth
The tooth needs to be re-implanted as soon as possible. If you can, place the tooth gently back into the socket, hold it in place and phone the practice immediately. If this is not possible, DO NOT RINSE OR PLACE THE TOOTH IN WATER. Place it in some cold milk and attend the practice immediately. Usually it is possible to re-implant the tooth, although the success rate is lowered if the tooth is out of the mouth for more than an hour.