Even though you take your children regularly to the Dental Clinic in Dubai for regular checkups, there are things that can go wrong with your child’s teeth and gums. Knowing when to contact the Clinic about some of the symptoms the child may have, that concerns you as a patient, is very important.
Here are some of the most common dental symptoms children may experience.
Bad Breath – Children can develop bad breath due to what they eat, not brushing and flossing the mouth regularly, dry mouth and various other medical conditions. If you notice your child having persistent bad breath, it could be the onset of gum disease. Therefore, it’s very important to make sure that your child brushes and flosses their teeth regularly, after every meal, every day. With small children, it’s important to show them the basic techniques of brushing the teeth and the tongue as well as this can help prevent bad breath from developing.Take your child to the nearest pediatric dentistry office to have him or her checked out and find out the reason for bad breath.
Toothache – If your child is complaining of constant pain in the jaw or mouth, the pain could be caused by a toothache. A toothache often indicates that the child may be having a cavity and it can also be a sign of gum disease. In certain instances, tooth aches in children are caused by an abscess or impacted tooth. If your child complains of an unbearable toothache, set up a appointment immediately with the dentist to determine what the problem is and how to prevent the tooth from dying if it does have a cavity that cannot be filled and the child needs Dental Extractions.
Tooth Sensitivity – Sometimes, even though the child tells you that they have painful teeth or their teeth hurt, they may not be having a toothache, it could be tooth sensitivity. Check with the child if the tooth hurts when drinking hot or cold beverages. If this is the case, then he or she may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity in children is caused by tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn-out fillings, worn tooth enamel, gum disease or an exposed tooth root. Take your child for a dental examination if you suspect he or she has sensitive teeth so that a proper diagnosis be made and the dentist can devise an appropriate treatment plan.
Sore or Bleeding Gums – If your child’s gums are sore or bleeding, he or she may be developing the early stages of gum disease. Sore or bleeding gums can be due to brushing too hard or due to a new flossing routine. However, check the child’s gums and if its bleeding regularly or is causing a lot of problems, bring your child to the Dentist in Dubai to determine the cause of the bleeding or soreness.
Mouth Sores – Children develop a variety of different types of mouth sores. Children could have what is called canker sores and cold sores. These sores can be caused by a disorder or disease, infection, virus or fungus. Some sores can also be caused by breaking teeth and braces which rub and irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Seek dental treatment if the sores in your child’s mouth does not go away in a few days.