My child’s teeth are sensitive; why?
Is your kid whining about having a toothache? Particularly for children, tooth pain and discomfort are particularly tough to deal with. Your child’s toothache or sensitivity to hot or cold food may be brought on by a number of circumstances. We advise you to schedule a visit with their pediatric dentist as soon as possible if these symptoms don’t go away. The pediatric dentist will be able to evaluate your child’s unique circumstances, offer ideas, and, if required, develop a treatment plan to try to reduce your child’s suffering. Parents should be aware of a few frequent reasons for dental sensitivity even if every case is unique.
Of course, your child will feel pain and discomfort from teething when they are very young and their primary (baby) teeth are still erupting. This is completely natural and normally doesn’t require medical attention. We advise using items like teething rings to lessen your child’s suffering. The cold temperature of teething rings and other comparable products will assist numb your child’s gums and prevent swelling when they are chewed on by your youngster.
Your child’s permanent teeth may cause discomfort as they erupt if they are older and starting to lose their primary teeth. We advise giving your child gentle foods and, if required, ice to numb their gums if the eruption is making them uncomfortable. Ice might not be the best solution if the teeth next to the exposed gums are sensitive. Your child’s pediatric dentist might suggest a low dose of children’s painkillers if the symptoms don’t go away.
Bad Brushing Techniques
Your youngster may feel tooth sensitivity if they are not cleaning and flossing their teeth properly. This could be the consequence of inadequate brushing, which could leave sugars and other food particles behind to eat away at their teeth, or brushing too abrasively, which could wear down the protective layer of enamel on their teeth. Dentin is exposed and vulnerable when the enamel is damaged, which can hurt. Examine your child’s oral hygiene regimen to see whether there is potential for improvement if they have persistent tooth sensitivity.
Your child’s tooth could become infected if it is fractured or otherwise damaged. The pulp of the tooth may get inflamed as a result of this often. Since the pulp has a direct connection to the nerves, exposing the dentin or pulp of the tooth to the elements makes it sensitive and painful. In more extreme circumstances, tooth damage may cause an infection or other grave problems. You should visit your dentist as soon as possible if your child sustains a tooth injury in an accident.
It should be painless to smile! Our goal as a pediatric dental office is to provide your kid with the happiest, healthiest smile possible. Make an appointment with us right away if your child is experiencing discomfort or sensitivity in their teeth.