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How can I help relieve my child's pain after mouth surgery?

Tylenol and ibuprofen are effective ways to treat pain after your child's mouth surgery. Other pain medicines have Tylenol in them, so be sure not to give Tylenol if your child is getting another medicine with Tylenol. Check with your nurse to be sure. It is important to give any pain medicine with food; otherwise, nausea or vomiting may occur. Other ways you can help make your child more comfortable is to have him change his position every few hours. Providing "comfort measures" such as a favorite blanket or movie can also help.

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