Works For Me: Pulling Teeth

Who knew that Facebook was a parenting tool?  When I mentioned on my Facebook page recently that my son had a stubborn tooth that wouldn’t come about, my old college friend Missy was there with a brilliant solution:  Orajel, the baby teething ointment.

When your kid has a tooth that’s hanging by a thread, but they’re feeling anxious about the little “snap” of pain that sometimes comes with the pulling, apply some numbing Orajel first.  Pain-free tooth pulling!

Facebook, Orajel, and having smart friends works for me!

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61 thoughts on “Works For Me: Pulling Teeth

  1. Amy @ MomsToolbox says:

    Duh! That’s brilliant!
    And we’ve got lots of loose teeth a-coming.
    My oldest (age 7) has only lost two and today we found three, yes THREE wigglers in there! I’m sure he’s afraid to pull at least one of them. I’m buying Orajel tomorrow!

  2. Amber (BGH) says:

    ORAJEL! Now why didn’t I think of that? Thanks, I’ll keep this handy as my 5 yr old is sure to begin losing teeth soon, and I still have one more behind her to go through the process as well.
    Know what else I use it for? My son bit his tongue hard enough to make it bleed. You know that’ll go away soon but it’ll hurt like the dickens until it does. Orajel kept his tongue numb until the pain subsided.
    Hm. Bet you could use that for split lips, too! 😛

  3. Shawna says:

    Oh my gosh! Thank you, thank you, a million times thank you! We haven’t entered the toothless grin phase yet, but my oldest is 6, so it’s not far away. She is the world’s biggest drama queen, so this will help me immensely! And can you believe I just bought some orajel a few weeks ago? Yay!

  4. Heather says:

    Great idea! Somehow I have been made the family tooth-puller. Even though my nieces live a thousand miles away I have been the one to pull out both of their first lost teeth. I also pulled out my daughter’s first lost tooth, though my son pulled his out on his own. I never thought about using Orajel!

  5. Tracy says:

    I REALLY could have used this tip yesterday.
    since dd12 is losing huge molars, and one was holding on by a thread and it HURT, but it HAD to come out…
    She finally just yanked it out. Orajel would have been a perfect solution.
    maybe next time – there are 3 teeth left (all molars).

  6. Rachele says:

    Wow, my daughter was big on pulling her teeth out. I won’t be telling her that we could have prevented some pain, lol. Now, my son on the other hand hates to have his tooth pulled even if it is dangling by a thread. We will use this! Thanks for sharing! Friends are great!!! (especially when they help you avoid pain!!!)

  7. Marianne says:

    Great idea — must stock up on Orajel. Oldest has lost 8 teeth, but my 5 y o son’s are getting wiggly.
    I don’t post up WFMW ideas often (it would seem that not much works for me! HA!) but I just wanted to say thanks to you and to all the bloggers for the good ideas.
    I just wish I had time to visit all of them!
    😉

  8. Suzanne Wells says:

    Hi, I am new here. What a great idea! I was getting burned out on Wordless Wednesday. So nice to see something new where we all can learn something. I’ll be here until dinner time reading all these cool tips.

  9. Sherida says:

    that’s a great tip! I’ll have to remember that one in the future. We use Orajel all the time right now — waiting for the first tooth to actually pop through!
    Facebook is fun, too!

  10. MaryBeth @ Four Silly Sisters says:

    This is my first time entering WFMW. I added the link back here at my post as an afterthought and my Mr.Linky at the last minute… I read WFMW almost every week, and for some reason didn’t think to do it earlier. Hope it’s not too late and that it is helpful for someone out there!

  11. Alyson says:

    Hey, now there is one I’ve actually used before! Only my stubborn middle daughter doesn’t trust it. Her tooth was literally dangling last night, she could put it all the way forward and all the way back – when I picked her up from school I thought it was gone because she had it tucked under her tongue! She would NOT let my dh or I grab it though! Finally dh “wiggled” it and managed to knock it out – dd was STUNNED – dh said she couldn’t figure out what she was supposed to do, here was the tooth in her hand and it didn’t hurt! It was so funny.

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