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Post-Dental-Procedure Pain Control for Your Child

Mother and daughter smilingHere at Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s comfort is important to us. We make it a priority to control any pain your child feels from dental disease or the procedures used to repair dental problems. If your child has to undergo a procedure here at our office, we will provide you with a list of post-procedure instructions on how to care for your child’s wound and how to control any pain he or she may feel.

Post-Procedure Pain Management

Below are the two most common ways we’re able to treat your child’s post-procedure dental pain:

  • Over-the-Counter Pain Relief – Children’s pain relief medications that you can purchase over the counter will not require a prescription from our office and can be found at any drugstore. These kinds of pain medications include ibuprofen products, such as Children’s Motrin or Advil, as well as acetaminophen, such as Children’s Tylenol. These types of pain relievers are all a little different and we can let you know what type is right for your child and his or her specific age and procedure.
  • Prescription Pain Relief – Obviously, pain relievers prescribed by our dentist will be much stronger and are used to treat the pain of more intense dental procedures. Most of these prescription drugs given to children are just stronger doses of the aforementioned over-the-counter drugs. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about your child’s prescription.  

If you have questions about pain management or if your child seems to be experiencing an extreme amount of pain following a dental procedure, please contact Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry here at our Parker, Colorado office.

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