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A toothache can occur when pulp inside of a tooth becomes inflamed due to decay. If left untreated, it can become infected and lead to an abscess.

What to do

  • 1. If someone is suffering from a toothache recommend that they take a dose of paracetamol.
  • 2. Give them a source of heat that they can hold against the affected area.
  • 3. To help relieve a toothache, suggest soaking a ball of cotton wool in clove oil and holding it against the affected tooth.
  • 4. Advise the casualty to seek medical advice if they have a fever.

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