It’s one thing to have a toothache as an adult, but it’s a whole other story when your little one is suffering from oral pain. Until you can get in to see Dr. Joel Smith, we have created a brief guide to help your little one find temporary relief from their toothache. From using an ice pack to applying some clove oil over their gums, this article will discuss a few ways you can help your child find comfort and relief from a nasty toothache. Read on to learn more.
Clove oil is an all-natural way to help your kid find some temporary pain-relief. To use clove oil, simply dip a cotton pad or ball in the oil and gently wipe it across your child’s infected tooth and gums— repeat as necessary. The clove oil will then help to fight off infection and ease the pain.
To deal with the pain and inflammation associated with a toothache, consider giving your child a small dose of ibuprofen. If your child has any special medical or health conditions, make sure to consult your pediatrician beforehand.
Depending on how little your child is, it may be difficult to get them to hold still long enough to apply an ice pack. However, icing will not only help with inflammation, but it will also help numb the infected tooth and get rid of the pain in the process. Once the ice pack is on your child’s face, try making a homemade pack out of a sock that you can fasten around their jaw and tie on top of their head.
As a parent, one of the worst things in the world is seeing your child in pain. If your child is experiencing a toothache, try using the tips listed above to help them find some temporary relief until you can bring them into Dr. Joel Smith’s office. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact Joel Smith today!