4 Easy Toothache Cures
Toothaches are common problems for children. When a child has a toothache, he or she should always see the dentist. Here are four cures for a toothache that you can try at home until you can get the child to the dentist.
Four Home Remedies for Toothache Pain
Toothaches can be caused by a buildup of plaque, tooth decay, poor dental habits or injury, among other things.
- Warm salt water. Have your child swish and rinse his or her mouth out with warm water mixed with salt. The salt kills the bacteria while the warm water can help ease pain and reduce swelling in the gums.
- Clove oil. Clove oil can help soothe a toothache and numb the area of the mouth around the tooth. Put the clove oil on a cotton ball and then apply it directly to the tooth to ease the pain.
- Over the counter pain medicine. Taking OTC pain relievers can help dull the pain, but please follow the recommended dosage for children.
- Cold compress. Placing a cold compress or ice pack on the outside of your child's cheek can help numb the pain and relieve swelling if the toothache is caused by a trauma or injury rather than tooth decay or plaque.
Kool Smiles Can Help Cure Toothaches
Each of these remedies can help cure your child's toothache. However, if the pain doesn't go away, you can always bring your child in to see one of our friendly dentists at Kool Smiles. We have over 120 convenient locations around the country, and we focus on treating children. Give us a call to set up an appointment to get your child's toothache cured right away.
Web MD: www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/toothaches
Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-toothache/basics