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When Wichita area kids may experience dental pain

It can be incredibly difficult for kids, especially very young children, to communicate problems with their dental health. When children in the Wichita area complain of dental pain, it may be something as simple as food particles stuck between the teeth or may be a more complex problem.

Children may experience dental pain for several reasons. Younger children and infants may experience pain due to teething. Teething pain is often controlled with teething rings, gum massage, and over-the-counter pain medications approved for administration by a pediatric dentist or doctor. Teething is a natural process during which the baby teeth break through the gums and may cause discomfort. It can be accompanied with problems such as irritability, lack of sleep, and reduced appetite due to the pain associated with teething.

When there is pressure caused by food particles between teeth, parents can help dislodge it with floss. Dental floss around the tooth of concern is the first step that should be taken when investigating areas of pain within the mouth.

Another reason children may be complaining of dental pain is due to cavities. Deep areas of decay can be extremely bothersome, especially when children eat. Situations such as this must be handled by a dental professional during which the tooth may be filled with tooth colored fillings to protect it from further decay.

Parents who are dealing with an uncomfortable child complaining of a toothache may want to take them to East Wichita Dentist for an examination to determine the source of the problem. Our staff works with pediatric patients and can use nitrous oxide for sedation if necessary. Children who visit our practice at an early age are often more comfortable in the dental environment and trust our staff. This ensures a less dramatic visit for children and infants who may otherwise feel uneasy receiving treatment from complete strangers. This is why we encourage parents to bring their children to our practice regularly for examinations, cleanings, and check-ups to familiarize them with the dental office and staff early on, before dental health problems or emergencies occur.
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