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How to Handle Toothaches in Children


Is a toothache causing your child to complain and suffer in pain? Discover how to help your child relieve their ache and agony with this expert dental wisdom from kid’s dentists.

The Root of a Toothache

Toothaches are common in both adults and children, but kids don’t understand why their teeth are causing them pain. Toothaches occur when decay or erosion saturate the tooth’s delicate pulp. This area is filled with very sensitive nerves and blood vessels that react to this invasion by producing piercing pain. While some minor toothaches may fade in a short time, kid’s dentists warn that toothaches in children are frequently a sign of some kind of dental problem that requires a visit to a pediatric dentist who can restore their health and comfort.

Common Causes of Toothaches in Children

According to kid’s dentists, there are many reasons your child may experience a toothache. The pain can be a signal of any of the following dental concerns:

  • Incoming teeth.
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.
  • Loose or lost fillings.
  • Eroded tooth enamel or gums.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Trapped food that causes teeth to shift.

Treatment for Toothaches

If your child is refusing to brush and floss their teeth, this may be a sign that they are suffering from a toothache. You need to be compassionate when dealing with toothaches in children because they feel very uncomfortable and frightened by the pain. While you can temporarily relieve their pain by having them rinse with salted water or apply an ice pack to painful areas, the only way to get real relief is by taking your child to a pediatric dentist for a dental examination. Your child may have a more serious dental problem that demands immediate care. Remember, the earlier you seek treatment for toothaches in children, the easier it is to deal with dental concerns.

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