Your Child’s Toothache: Important Questions To Ask First!

Before you become frantic and call us in a frenzy, remember that when it comes to your child’s toothache, it’s always to your benefit to first ask your child some important questions. By establishing a clear understanding of what’s happening with your child’s oral health, how we can help, and how you can assist your child in attaining relief, it’s much easier to promote and maintain a calm situation. This will help you feel relaxed, help us set up just what you need, and help your kiddo recognize that dental care is nothing to get upset about! We’re always here to help.

Question: What Hurts And Where?

If your child has a toothache, it is best to begin by asking exactly what hurts and where. Before you assume your child is using the term correctly, find out if it’s really his or her tooth that hurts by opening up this dialogue.

Question: What Happened?

Now, find out what happened. Did your child develop a toothache out of nowhere? If so, it might be due to decay or infection. If not, perhaps your child fell and his his or her tooth or bit into something hard. Perhaps your child’s smile only hurts during flossing or brushing, which could be the result of aggressive care or a product that might need to be replaced. This information can help us quite a lot!

Question: Can You Show Me?

Ask your child to physically point to the place that hurts if he or she mentions a toothache and to show you where. As a result, you will avoid ending up at our practice only to discover that it’s actually a headache or an earache! In addition, you can gather a bit more info regarding what’s going on by taking a look for yourself.

Schedule Toothache Visits For Your Child ASAP

It’s always best to have a toothache checked out for both children and adults! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.