What can I do to soothe my child at home if he develops a toothache before we can get a dental appointment?
First, find out what causes the toothache. If the tooth hurts when your child eats sweets, do not allow any sweets. Sometimes hot or cold may cause pain; if that's the case, have your child avoid hot or cold foods. If the pain persists, you can give him an analgesic to tide him over.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.