Child or Adolescent: Toothache

  • Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly.
  • Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm saltwater to dislodge trapped food or debris.
  • DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth. If face is swollen, apply a cold compress.
  • Give the child acetaminophen for pain.
  • The next morning take the patient to the Pediatric Dental Clinic at Jarrett Place or Schiff Pavilion or call the clinic and take the child to the clinic as directed.
  • If the child has a fever, swelling that interferes with breathing or a bad taste in the mouth,
    immediate dental attention is necessary.