If your child has a toothache, we recommend preparing a quick solution of warm salt water and then rinsing the affected area. For any pain, use children’s acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Read the packaging for the correct dosage for your child’s weight. If your child’s face is swollen, place a cold compress on the area. If your child is experiencing more serious or severe pain such as throbbing, extreme fatigue, or fever, please contact your doctor.
Causes of toothaches:
- Tooth eruption (growing teeth)
- Broken or chipped tooth (tooth trauma)
- Abnormal bite
- Food or other object stuck in between teeth
Because toothaches can be caused just be a stubborn piece of food stuck in your child’s teeth, we do recommend flossing to see if there is anything stuck. If not, schedule an appointment to see us as soon as possible! We will determine the cause of your child’s pain and address it. Regardless of whether or not the toothache seems serious, please contact us! Toothaches can sometimes be a sign of something more serious.