Does Your Child Have a Toothache? Here’s What to Know

When your child develops a toothache, the extent to which they complain about it might not accurately reflect the severity of the toothache itself. Some children may suffer the pain silently until it’s too severe to take anymore. Others may panic at the discomfort when their teeth start to grow sensitive. In any cases, it can be even more difficult to determine the cause of your child’s toothache or the appropriate solution for it without knowing more. Because of this, it’s important to schedule a visit with your child’s dentist if they complain of a toothache to any degree.

At-home remedies can work, but not permanently

One of the reasons why toothaches don’t always seem serious to adults is because we can often find temporary relief from them with at-home remedies and over-the-counter pain relievers. However, this ignores the fact that the relief is only temporary, and usually, the aching will return before long. The reason is because toothaches have a cause, and that cause needs to be addressed before the pain can stop. The same is true for your child’s toothache. You can help your child find temporarily relief at home, but it’s important to remember that successfully treating the condition will require professional care from your child’s dentist.

Your child’s dentist will have to diagnose it

Even when you know that at-home relief for your child’s toothache is only temporary, that still leaves the question of what’s causing your child’s toothache. Until you know this, it can’t be addressed. During your child’s dental visit, we can thoroughly examine their teeth and oral tissues to determine its exact cause and the extent to which it might impact your child’s oral health. After the examination and accurate diagnosis, we can design an appropriate treatment plan to address the problem and alleviate your child’s toothache.

Toothache treatment gets more complex over time

When your child complains of a toothache, one of the most important factors to consider is the impact that the cause of it might have on their oral health. Most toothache causes spell trouble for your child’s teeth and oral health, and that trouble will only grow worse the more the problem progresses. This also means addressing it and resolving your child’s toothache could require more extensive restorative treatment.

Learn what to do if your child has a toothache

If your child has a toothache, then it’s important to know what’s causing it, which will require a visit to your child’s dentist as soon as possible. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.

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