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Acute Toothache

Annette van Gessel & Marta Campbell
29.08.2016  11:27 Uhr

Do You speak English?

Good English skills are usually helpful when advising foreign-language customers. Particularly in the case of severe toothache, those affected first ask the pharmacy for advice and seek quick help against their complaints.

The most important message for those affected is: Bad toothache is always a reason to make an appointment with a dentist immediately.

Painkillers should only be used to bridge the time until the visit to the dentist. Pills cannot replace the professional treatment.

Information and questions for the consultation

  • I can give you some tablets ­ for the pain.
  • It is, however, necessary that you still see a dentist. He alone can remove the cause of the pain.
  • Are you able to go to a dentist today or tomorrow?
  • Would you like me to recommend ­­ a dentist to you?
  • Would you like me to phone him and make an appointment for you?
  • Would you like to take the painkillers immediately?

Additional information

  • If you dissolve the tablet(s) in water, they work quicker.
  • A »swollen cheek« can be cooled with cold compresses or ice packs.
  • After the dental treatment, the pain may persist for a little while.
  • Please do not take more than 2 painkillers at once.
  • Do not take more than 4 tablets in one day (depending on the instructions).
Deutsch / German Englisch / English
Betäubungsspritze anaesthetic injection
Beschwerden complaints
Blutung bleeding
Blutverdünnende Arzneimittel blood-thinning medicines
bohren drilling
Eisbeutel ice pack
Entzündung inflammation
Füllung (Zahnfüllung) filling (dental filling)
Karies caries (tooth decay)
Loch hole
Mundspülung mouthwash, mouth rinse
stechende Schmerzen stabbing pain
Tabletten tablets, pills
Termin appointment
Wartezimmer waiting room
Zahnarzt dentist
Zahnbürste toothbrush
Zahnfleischentzündung gum inflammation
Zahnkrone dental crown
Zahn ziehen extract a tooth (tooth extraction)
Zahnwurzel tooth root
Vocabulary on toothache