It is heartbreaking to see your child crying because of pain, and very frustrating if you feel that there is nothing you can do to ease that pain. When your child is suffering from a toothache, the best thing to do is to take him or her to the dentist as soon as possible. The dentist can easily determine what is causing the toothache, and what treatment to give so that your child will not have to experience the severe pain for longer.
However, in cases when going to the dentist for emergency treatment is not possible, there are some things you can do in your home to make the toothache ease up a bit. These home remedies are designed to temporarily deal with toothache pain, as you wait for the time to go to the dentist.
- Place cold potato or cucumber slices on the area where the toothache is. The coldness will help temporarily with easing the pain.
- Apply a cold pack or damp towel to your child’s cheek, directly over the location of the toothache, for temporary pain relief.
- Place small piece of garlic on the painful area to help with the discomfort.
- Lavender oil can be applied on your child’s cheek or jawline (not directly on the gums) to ease pains associated with teething and toothaches.
- Prepare a warm saltwater mixture, and ask your child to gargle with this solution, which will help ease the pain and fight the bacteria in the area.