A toothache can often signal tooth decay or infection. A visit to the dentist is advised if the pain persists for more than a couple of days. In the meantime, a few home treatments that can ease the pain:

– Ice pack or cold compress

– Salt water rinse

– Garlic

These, and other, home treatments often work well but the best way to prevent toothache is “by keeping teeth and gums as healthy as possible”. A complete list of home remedies and other treatments can be found at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320315.php.

Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.