Of course, you keep up with your dental checkups and cleanings with us! Generally speaking, when you’re on track with the professional part of your dental care with our Dallas, TX practice and you and your child are on track at home with dental hygiene, oral health remains on track, too! However, when bacteria make their way into a tiny groove, they can still cause a cavity. Though it’s not likely, the possibility of it means it’s nice to have some idea of what to expect, so you know to call us if signs of possible tooth decay begin to show up. Learn more (and remember, whether it’s decay or otherwise, we are here to fix it!).
Biting Into Food Hurts
When a cavity is present, you may notice that your child winces, frowns, or even yells out, “ouch!” when biting into food. This can happen with any type of food. However, something very sugary, hot, or cold may cause a more serious reaction. When you notice that chewing means discomfort for your child, it’s time to call our team as soon as you can to schedule a dental checkup, so we may determine whether it’s tooth decay, or something else, and how to treat it.
Your Child Complains Of A Toothache
In many cases, when tooth decay arrives, your child will begin letting you know that his or her tooth hurts. Don’t ignore this type of complaint from your child. Instead, take it seriously and give us a call! If it’s severe pain that’s causing some extreme discomfort, don’t forget that we are here to provide emergency dental care, so don’t shy away from getting in touch with our team. Describe your child’s situation to us and we will advise you from there!
You Notice Bad Breath That Stays
Sure, your kids have bad breath every now and then and you tell them to go brush! However, what happens when your child does brush (and floss) but the terrible breath is still there? This may be a sign that tooth decay has formed (or that some other oral health issue requiring care is present). See us very soon, should you recognize a breath change.
Come In For Compassionate Cavity Care
Don’t stay away because you assume you have to wait for your regularly scheduled dental visits. Instead, contact us when changes occur, so we may treat cavities or any other issue ASAP with comfortable care! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda and more.