When your toddler complains of mouth pain, you want to relieve it as soon as possible. Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS is a leading family practice that emphasizes baby and toddler teeth and how to care for them
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF TODDLER ORAL PAIN
- Tooth decay
- Emerging teeth
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Mouth sore or cut
- Sinus pain or earache
- Large fragment of food between two teeth
EXAMINE YOUR CHILD’S MOUTH
First, take a look in their mouth. If you see swollen gums, it indicates the general area of the issue. A large red bump near the tooth root could indicate an abscess.
If there is swelling in the gums, take your toddler to a pediatric dentist immediately.
You may see a piece of food caught between two teeth. Use a string of floss or a floss pick to remove it. The pain may not go away immediately, but if this was the source, it should go away within a couple hours.
If your youngster has a cavity, you may or may not be able to see it. Our team can locate small cavities or those hidden between two teeth.
Make an appointment with us in the unlikely event that your child has a cracked or chipped tooth.
IF THE PAIN IS CAUSED BY TEETHING
If your child has a runny nose and seems unusually irritable, they might be teething. A cold (not frozen) teething ring can help relieve the pain. You can also gently rub their gums with your finger. You can also let your youngster gnaw on a cold carrot or other hard vegetable. Make sure you monitor closely so they don’t bite off a chunk they can choke on.
Note that teething only causes a low-grade fever. If your youngster has a fever over 100 F or diarrhea, take them to a pediatrician right away.
PEDIATRIC DENTIST OR PEDIATRICIAN?
If you suspect the pain is caused by a cavity, abscess, or broken tooth, call us to set up an appointment.
If you can’t see the source of the pain but your little one has a high fever, diarrhea, or swelling in the cheek, take them to your pediatrician ASAP.
We provide experienced, gentle dentistry to our young patients in the Murray area. If you are looking for a children’s dentist, we invite you to schedule a consultation.
We see ourselves as key members of your healthcare team and are dedicated to your physical, mental, and emotional health. At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we serve the Murray area with general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!
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