This new pathway provides guidance on the likely causes of toothache by type of pain and options for pain relief. In addition it discusses the limited role of oral antibiotics, which antibiotics to use, and that intravenous antibiotics are not indicated for dental abscess. The pathway also suggests possible sources of assistance if cost is a barrier to accessing dental care.
Please circulate and discuss at upcoming clinical meetings as POAC will not fund IV antibiotics for any dental related infection.
To view the full pathway see Toothache