Posted on Jan 23, 2023 File ID 44563920 | © Alexandr Ermolaev | Dreamstime.com
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When your child complains about a toothache, the first thing that you should do is ask them about the source and site of the pain. They will most likely point you toward the area. If your child is too young, ask them to open their mouth and look for broken teeth, discoloration, or swollen gums.
Trapped food particles can be a primary cause of a toothache. Help your child carefully floss their teeth to remove any trapped food particles. Be gentle, as a child’s gums are very sensitive.
Take out a cold compress and apply it over the outer cheek near the swollen area. In case you don’t have a cold compress, wrap a few ice cubes in a small towel and try icing for 15 to 20 minutes.
If none of the remedies are working, consult with a pediatric dentist and give your child pain medication or anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
The best way to help your child’s toothache is to contact a Greensboro dentist who can help determin