Tooth pain in children (Author: Dr. Radhika Chopra)
Updated: Aug 3
Pain in the teeth is the most common reason to visit a dentist. Dental pain may manifest in the form of senstivity to cold, pain on eating sweet, spontaneous acute pain or slow dull lingering pain. All these signs are, no doubt, associated with dental problems but they are not the first sign of disease.
We should not wait for pain to start until we plan for dental examination, especially so in children where pain is often associated with an advanced stage of dental cavity and requires more complex treatment. Any sign of discoloration of tooth, food lodgement and even slight senstivity are warning signals for a dental disease and command visit to a dentist.
The best way to detect even the smallest cavities is to have a regular 6 monthly dental check-up and protect your family from severe dental pain and associated infections. In case of acute dental pain, OTC painkillers like Ibuprofen, Paracetamol may help in relieving the pain temporarily.