Childhood is about fun and games, smiles and laughter – at least, it should be. Unfortunately, even young teeth aren’t immune to toothaches, and they can wipe the smiles off of those little faces in a heartbeat. Dental pain can take a toll on your child’s mood, behavior, and even learning ability. According to a study conducted by the Ostrow School of Dentistry, children with tooth pain are four times more likely to have below average grades. How can you help your little one?
Firsts things first
Call us right away. If it is an emergency, we will strive to see your child the same day. Until you can make it to our office, here are some tips for relieving your little one’s pain.
Prevention is the best medicine
Once the toothache is gone, you don’t want it to return. Toothaches begin with inflammation of soft tissues inside of the tooth. In children, it is usually caused by oral injury or deep cavities, which can often be avoided.