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Causes Of Toothaches In Children


Posted on 10/15/2023 by Fariba Mutschler
Smiling family with children after visit to Great Grins for KIDS - Portland in Portland, ORWhen your kid suffers from a toothache, it causes discomfort to them and you too. You always feel helpless when you see your child struggling with pain. You want to resolve it as fast as possible. Resolving a toothache requires you to understand what is causing it. A pediatric dentist can diagnose your child to determine the cause. Before heading to one, here are the potential causes of toothaches in children:

Tooth Decay


Children can suffer cavities that lead to tooth decay. This occurs due to bacterial infection. The bacteria produce acids that erode your kids' tooth enamel. If you notice some yellow-brown color on your child's enamel, their tooth is potentially decaying. The child will experience dull pain and sensitivity on top of their morals.

Cracked Enamel


Kids love putting anything that comes along into their mouths. Such objects can have a hurtful impact on their teeth. One of these effects is cracked enamel. When your child bites a hard thing, it can crack their teeth' enamel, making them sensitive to cold and hot drinks. The crack may be hard to see or be below their gum line. Visiting a pediatric dentist can help discover if the toothache is due to cracked enamel or other causes.

Dental Abscess


Children can also suffer from dental abscesses. This infection leads to the development of pus pockets around the gum tissues or the tooth. The infection leads to redness, swelling, and severe pain. If untreated, an abscess can advance to the jawbone, which will require root canal therapy.

Gum Disease


Your child can be experiencing irritation on their gum which can be a sign of gingivitis. Their gums become red, and bleeding can occur if you fail to brush and floss their teeth. Consistent oral health maintenance can save your kid from this painful experience.

Are you wondering what is causing toothache in your child? Consider visiting us today or booking an appointment with a pediatric dentist for help and dental advice.
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