If your child is experiencing an aching tooth, or various tooth pains, but don’t know what’s causing it, keep reading. There are a number of factors that can cause aching tooth pain, including gingivitis and tooth decay.
Luckily, there are a number of solutions that can ease the pain of a toothache and treat the underlying problem.
Not all toothaches are caused by the same problem. If your child is experiencing the following symptoms, keep reading to learn what could be causing a toothache.
Below are seven common causes of a toothache and solutions to treat them:
Tooth decay, also known as a cavity, can cause aches and pains that are made worse when biting into a hard surface or drinking something hot, cold, or sweet.
Your child’s dentist can determine what is causing tooth decay and recommend the necessary treatment.
An abscess is an infection at the root of a tooth or in the space between the gum and tooth. An abscessed tooth can cause a toothache that is constant, sharp, and severe.
A dentist will clean out the infection and may perform a root canal or other necessary procedure.
If your child is experiencing constant pain around one tooth, or has lingering pain after eating, he or she might have pulp tissue inside the tooth that is infected, inflamed, or dying.
A dentist can diagnose the problem before pain becomes severe and determine if a root canal treatment is necessary.
Gingivitis, also known as gum disease, results from a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. There is often pain in the tooth and gums when brushing, flossing, or eating.
Good oral hygiene may help the problem, but your dentist can recommend other treatments if the gum disease is more severe.
Sometimes, pain in the sinus area of the face can be felt around the upper back teeth since they share the same nerves. Because of this, it can be difficult to determine if sinuses or teeth are the problem.
Take your child to the dentist to find out if teeth grinding or clenching is a factor in the pain, or if sinuses are the actual problem.
Damage from a cracked tooth, broken crown, or loose filling can cause sharp pain when biting down on food. A dentist can remove any decay and replace loose fillings.
Your dentist can also examine how severe your child’s cracked tooth is and recommend you to a specialist that offers other forms of treatment.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can be due to stress and is a common cause of toothaches. Symptoms of bruxism include swelling in the jaw, general pain in the face, headaches in the morning, and worn teeth.
Consult with a dentist as soon as possible to determine if a mouth guard or other stress-management techniques are necessary.
An aching tooth can be temporarily relieved by applying the following remedies:
A toothache should not go ignored. An aching tooth could be the sign of a serious dental problem and should be examined by a dentist as soon as possible.
For help with toothache relief, locate your nearest Kool Smiles office. Our experienced dentists will be able to determine the cause of your child’s aching tooth and offer solutions.
Call us today to make an appointment—we accept most major insurance providers, including Medicaid, Tricare, and SCHIP.
Dear Doctor: http://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-15/tooth-pain/
Mouth Healthy: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/decay
Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gingivitis/basics/causes/con-20021422
If you're having trouble getting your kids excited about going to see the dentist, bring them to your local Kool Smiles. At Kool Smiles, we have everything from toys and games…Read Full Article
When you're searching for a dental provider who accepts Medicaid, it can sometimes feel like like they come few and far between. Luckily, the dentists at Kool Smiles accept Medicaid at all of their…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles, a nationwide network of dentists that focuses on children, accepts Medicaid at all 120 locations. Our mission is to make sure all kids are able to get access to…Read Full Article
For many families, it can be hard to find a list of dentists that accept Medicaid in their area. Even in states that choose to expand coverage, some dentist offices restrict the…Read Full Article
If your kids need a dentist that takes Medicaid, you can depend on Kool Smiles. Kool Smiles is a network of dentists focused on caring for children, and we accept Medicaid…Read Full Article
Are you looking for a local dentist for your child that accepts Medicaid or TRICARE? The search for a good, affordable dentist can be frustrating, but Kool Smiles makes it easy.…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles is a kids' dentistry with more than 120 locations in the U.S. Our network of dental professionals includes general and pediatric dentists, all of which accept Medicaid, TRICARE,…Read Full Article
When you're searching for a dental care provider that accepts Medicaid, consider the dentists at Kool Smiles. We provide quality dental care and accept Medicaid at all of our offices across…Read Full Article
What's a Kool Kids smile? Sparkling teeth and healthy pink gums—that's our priority at Kool Smiles. We created our dental practice for just that purpose: to help all children have a healthy…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles is a dentistry for kids, and our dentists are committed to providing excellent care. We work to educate kids and parents about good dental habits and how to avoid cavities.…Read Full Article
Finding a pediatric dentist that takes Medicaid is easy when you call Kool Smiles. Our general and pediatric dentists all take Medicaid. Call us today to make an appointment and find…Read Full Article
Trying to find a dentist that takes Medicaid can be difficult. At Kool Smiles, we make it easy to find a dental provider that takes Medicaid by accepting the coverage…Read Full Article