COVID-19 Update: In accordance with recommendations from the American Dental Association and in the best interest of all of our families, our office is closed until further notice. If you have a dental emergency, you are welcome to call our office for advice on where to seek treatment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The health and safety of our community is our greatest priority at this time.
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At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we treat your kids exactly like we would want our own to be treated.
What can I do for my child’s toothache?
Toothache in Kids
I find that Children’s Motrin or the generic version, ibuprofen, works best for tooth pain. I do not prescribe narcotics for dental pain under any circumstance. If ibuprofen is not effective at managing your child’s tooth pain, you can call my office to discuss alternatives for pain management.
Children's Dental Emergencies
If your child is in a lot of pain, they knocked out a tooth, or their tooth pain presents as sensitivity to temperatures, then it may be a dental emergency. If that is the case, our office will be able to get your child in sooner to treat their dental pain fast.