What should I do if my child has a 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 Children’s Tylenol or Motrin according to package instructions to control the pain. Never place aspirin directly on teeth or gums. If the child’s face is swollen, call our office immediately, 907-523-KIDS (5437). A swollen face indicates a serious infection requiring immediate attention. For after-hours emergencies, Dr. Blanco can be reached at 907-713-4888.