My child has a toothache, what should I do?
To help relieve pain and discomfort, rinse out the mouth with cold water and apply a compress to the area. Use Children’s pain relievers such as Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin as directed for the age/weight of the child. If there is an emergency, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Phelps administers local anesthetics (novocaine) in a slow, gentle, and comfortable manner, thus eliminating any pain that may accompany dental treatment. The duration of numbness after treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on what drug was used. Generally the numbness fades away after two to three hours. Parents should take extra care to make sure their child doesn’t chew or bite on their lip, inner cheek or tongue, as doing so can result in injury.