No parent wants to see their child in pain. We know it can be stressful watching your kid suffer with an illness or injury, especially so when they’re not old enough to fully articulate what’s wrong or what they need. We may not have all the answers for every type of ailment, but we do know what to do when it comes to teeth. We’ve put together a list of some of the best ways you can comfort a child with tooth pain, so you’ll know exactly what to do depending on the situation.
Is your baby teething?
Teething is a difficult rite of passage for both the child and the parent. To help with your baby’s tooth pain due to teething, you can:
Is it a general toothache?
Maybe you’re not quite sure what’s causing your child’s tooth pain but you know it’s not teething. After calling their dentist to book an appointment, here are some steps you can take to make them feel more comfortable:
Please note that these are just methods for helping to alleviate your child’s tooth pain, not to get rid of the problem itself. It’s important that you still take your child to see a dentist if they have an ache outside of standard teething so that the root of the issue can be taken care of promptly.
At Michael Giovannini DDS, we’re happy to provide kid-friendly dental care, and we welcome you and your child into our office.