Posted on 9/20/2019 by Fariba Mutschler
|Does your child complain about their teeth hurting a lot? It's possible that they have sensitive teeth. This issue affects adults, but children aren't immune to it.
Sometimes their teeth may hurt when they eat or drink something that's really hot or very cold. Other times, brushing may cause their teeth to hurt. Whatever the reasons are, it's important to know what you can do about sensitive teeth if your child seems to have this issue.
Is It Recurring?
As you yourself may know, it's possible to bite down on something wrong and hurt your gums or tooth. This pain is usually temporary and goes away after a while. If you have recurring pain every time you eat, though, there's something else at work. It's not just a one-time accident. If your child repeatedly says their teeth hurt when eating or when brushing, you need to make an appointment with us. They may have something causing their teeth to be overly sensitive.
What's the Cause of Sensitive Teeth?
Sensitive teeth can be caused by a number of things. Cavities are often the issue with older kids. You'll need to have them come see us to deal with that damage. For younger children, it could be new teeth. Sometimes the eruption of a new tooth causes some pain for a short period of time. If this pain lasts for more than a week or so, it may be more serious.
Another issue that can actually cause sensitive teeth actually doesn't have much to do with the mouth at all. Instead, sinus issues can actually lead to tooth sensitivity. This isn't always easy to identify, of course, so it's another reason why it's important to call us and schedule a consultation if your child has been dealing with sensitive teeth for more than a few weeks.
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