What should I do if my child has a toothache?

toothache

If your child is suffering from a toothache, rinse the affected area with warm water and use floss to remove any food from the surrounding gum areas. If necessary, give your child Tylenol to control the pain. Never place aspirin directly on teeth or gums. If the child’s face is swollen, administer a cold compress and call our office immediately. A swollen face indicates a serious infection requiring immediate attention.