If your child experiences and is complaining a tooth is hurting, but they are not experiencing a fever or facial swelling, it's typically not an emergency situation. But this doesn’t mean that it may not be a serious issue, especially when it comes to your child. There are a few steps that can be taken to help determine the cause of pain and it starts with talking to your child:
Tooth Decay Causes Dental Pain
A pediatric dentist can check out the tooth or teeth for any apparent signs of decay such as brownish spots or tiny micro holes. The dentist will need to look at the gums and the inner areas of the mouth to determine if there are any sores or swelling. If there is swelling that is not related to a recent injury could mean the existence of an abscess from a nerve infection triggered by tooth decay.
Food Particles In Teeth May Cause Tooth Pain
If food particles are caught in their teeth and they are experiencing pain, a quick easy fix is to bring out the dental floss and lightly floss on both sides of the tooth that is hurting. Flossing may free the food particles and eliminate the pain almost immediately. If not, it is time to make a visit to your kids dentist.
There are a few things you can do to temporarily reduce their tooth pain until you get them into the pediatric dentist:
Call Cool Mountain Kids for a consultation: (719) 550-1010. Cool Mountain Kids is a Pediatric Dentist in Northeast Colorado Springs. We specialize in kids dental preventive cleaning and exams, filings, oral surgery, orthodontics, space maintainers and infant/toddler exams