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How a dentist in Greensboro can help with your kid’s toothache

Dr. Steven Hatcher at Steven L. Hatcher, DDS, PA and Dr. Sona J. Isharani, DDS Providing Kids Toothache Treatment

Pain in the mouth can be a scary experience for
young children. Because of their age, they may
not be able to identify where the pain is coming
from, leaving you feeling helpless. Toothaches are often worse in the evening, causing both you and your child to be exhausted after a restless night of sleep.

If the pain is persistent and you feel like there may be damage to the tooth, you should call your child’s dentist to have them seen right away. Otherwise, you can make the appointment at your earliest convenience. Whether you are coming in immediately or the next day to see the dentist, there is some information you can gather that will help Dr. Isharani properly diagnose the issue and find the appropriate treatment.

  1. Have your child describe the pain. Does it hurt constantly? Is it only triggered by certain activities like eating, drinking, or brushing teeth?
  2. Does the pain seem worse if the tooth is hot or cold?
  3. Is the tooth sensitive to the touch?
  4. Is the tooth loose or broken?

Make sure to write down any other symptoms that you notice including, fever, fatigue, or swelling. Try to look at the tooth and see if there is a visible cavity or if there are any red bumps along the gum line.

At-home remedies can help alleviate some of the symptoms and allow your child some relief before they arrive at the dentist. Warm salt-water rinses can soothe the pain and ice packs placed on the cheek can help with swelling. Over the counter pain relievers may also help with the discomfort of a toothache. Please consult your pediatrician before administering any medication and follow proper dosage procedures.

Once your child is seen by the dentist, most toothaches
can be resolved with one or more of the following
treatments: fillings, pain relievers, and/or oral antibiotics.
In some case, Dr. Isharani may need to extract the tooth.

At Triad Dentistry, we understand that having a
toothache and visiting the dentist can be a frightening
experience for many kids. We are experienced in
working with our younger patients to help them feel
calm and relaxed when they are in our care.

 

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