This pamphlet created by the ADA in 1976 advocates for the use of aspirin taken internally and the herbal remedy clove oil applied directly to the tooth for emergency pain relief in children.

At this stage, dentists were still learning about best practices for relieving pain, but they had made considerable discoveries in recent years. The guidance provides an interesting example of a crossroads between herbal medicine of earlier times and expanding modern knowledge. Note that the pamphlet specifically directs to not use aspirin directly on the tooth. This statement may be course correcting towards then-recently discovered scientific insights, as this method of aspirin use had been recommended by dentists in previous decades.

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