Easy Steps to Treat Swollen Lip 

If your child's lip swells after dental work, it's likely from accidentally biting it while numb. Here's what to do:

Use an ice pack wrapped in a towel to ease swelling and pain

Apply cold

If it's soreness, a warm compress can help

Try warmth

Mix 1 tsp salt in 1 cup warm water to clean the mouth

Rinse with salt water

Use antiseptic or gentle soap to disinfect the area

Keep it clean

If swelling or numbness persists, call the dentist

Watch for changes

Avoid hard foods to prevent irritation

Soft diet

Drink water to keep lips moist and prevent further swelling

Stay hydrated

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help with any discomfort

Pain relief

Keep an eye on your child and remind them not to bite their lips, cheeks, or tongue.