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What can I use for immediate relief for a child toothache?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Infection

Toothache probably means infected tooth.
Use Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) EXACTLY as directed on package, and use cold compresses. Pain killer and compresses may reduce symptoms, but will not cure the infection. Have to see Dentist IMMEDIATELY for root canal treatment, or extraction and space maintainer. Your Dentist may want your child to see a Pediatric Dental Specialist.

In brief: Infection

Toothache probably means infected tooth.
Use Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) EXACTLY as directed on package, and use cold compresses. Pain killer and compresses may reduce symptoms, but will not cure the infection. Have to see Dentist IMMEDIATELY for root canal treatment, or extraction and space maintainer. Your Dentist may want your child to see a Pediatric Dental Specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: OTC Med

An OTC med like Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help.
Ice over the affected area may also provide some relief for some toothaches.

In brief: OTC Med

An OTC med like Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help.
Ice over the affected area may also provide some relief for some toothaches.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Ibuprofen helps

I give them Ibuprofen and have their dentist evaluate them as soon as possible.

In brief: Ibuprofen helps

I give them Ibuprofen and have their dentist evaluate them as soon as possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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