The dentist can't see him until tomorrow and his own dentist has already gone home - and won't come back. He had really bad toothache in the night and I gave him 175 mg paracetamol. He had his last paracetamol an hour ago but it isn't really helping and he is crying. I got him some oil of cloves but he won't use it as it tastes nasty. The other remedies are for adults and children over 12.

Bless him - i have an abcess & i'm old enuff to know better = he can have calpol 6plus & ibuprofen for children as one is an anti inflammotory, please let us know if he's ok tommorow - you're a good mom x

You can give him some ice to suck on (preferably in a bad, so he won't choke). If he can stand it for a second or two, the freezing ice will numb the pain for a little while anyway.

oh no i feel for him my son had a really bad ear ache so i gave him one nurofen tablet i dont think one would hurt him but this is what i did i hope this helps

You could put bonjela on his gum around the tooth

he can take ibuprofen as well as paracetamol, which should help as he will be getting 2 doses of painkiller, you can buy nurofen for children which has both these painkillers in, but i prefer to give separately so as the body is topped up with painkiller ,

take paracetamol,then 2 hours later take ibuprofen, and carry on doing that,

Oragel, it's an anesthetic for that.

Hello!!! the only thing now if the pain killers will not work is a warm compress against the offending tooth, on the cheek ,but not too near the ear. Or sometimes an ice cube in the mouth will do it. Cannot help further i am afraid.

Heya right ive had a look on the good old famous google and ive come up with some home remedies and painkillers for a toothache which is suitable for an eight year old hope it helped:

Emergency Self care : rinsing with warm salt water ( do not swallow), use dental floss to remove any food particles, taking aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to relieve pain; the drug should be swallowed–never placed directly on the aching tooth or gum, applying a cold compress against the outside of the cheek; do not use heat, because it will tend to spread infection., using clove oil (Syzygium aromaticum) to numb the gums; the oil may be rubbed directly on the sore area or used to soak a small piece of cotton and applied to the sore tooth.

Proffesional Care : Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the toothache. If the pain is due to tooth decay, the dentist will remove the decayed area and restore the tooth with a filling of silver amalgam or composite resin. Loose or broken fillings are removed, new decay cleaned out, and a new filling is placed. If the pulp of the tooth is damaged, root canal therapy is needed. The dentist or a specialist called an endodontist removes the decayed pulp, fills the space left behind with a soothing paste, and covers the tooth with a crown to protect and seal it. If the damage cannot be treated by these methods, or if the tooth is impacted, the tooth must be extracted.

Alternative Treatment : Toothaches caused by infection or tooth decay must be treated by a dentist. Several alternative therapies may be helpful for pain relief until dental treatment is available. Clove oil (Syzygium aromaticum) may be rubbed on sensitive gums to numb them or added to a small cotton pellet that is then placed into or over a hole in the tooth. The herb corydalis (Corydalis yanhusuo) may also help relieve toothache pain. Pain also may be reduced using acupressure, acupuncture, or reiki. Acupuncture should be done only by a licensed practitioner.

I hope that helped

Do you want any more info? email me i will be happy to help

i hope your 8 year old son gets better soon toothaches are horrible!


definitely advil!! i have suggested this before, and some people say that advil is not good for children. but i think they are getting it mixed up with asprin. so, advil will definitely work!! it works extremely quickly too! if you look at the back of advil bottles, it says you can give them to children. if you want to read the back of an advil bottle, that will definitely give you information. hope i helped!

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