What should I do if my child has a toothache?

If your child has a toothache, clean the affected area with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water and use dental floss. If your child needs a pain reliever, you can give them Tylenol or Motrin, but follow package directions. Do not place aspirin on the tooth itself or on the gums. If your child’s face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact our office immediately. A swollen face indicates a serious problem and requires immediate attention.