It seems like a rule of nature that if your child is going to hurt himself or get sick it will happen in the middle of the night or on the weekend when it’s not so easy to get professional attention. A toothache fits into that scenario perfectly.
There are things that you can do, home remedies if you will, that can relieve the pain and reduce the swelling that often accompanies a toothache. As a matter of fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends rinsing the inside of the mouth with a mixture of salt water and applying a cold compress to the cheek area of the sore tooth.
As far as medication is concerned, baby Aspirin or children’s Tylenol is recommended if necessary and should be given in liquid form so the child doesn’t have to bite down on a pill. Swab the infected area with an antibacterial pain reliever that contains clove oil.
These measures will work well for the temporary relief of the pain caused by a toothache, but even though the symptoms have diminished the reason for the initial discomfort is still there. It could just be something stuck in the tooth or it might mean that your child has a cavity. Your pediatric dentist will be able to determine the underlying cause.
Call Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry @ 303-805-8266 to schedule your child’s appointment. Our office staff will do everything possible to accommodate your needs.