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When Your Child Has Toothache Milton, GA
Girl with a toothache

Let’s face it; tooth pain hurts. Therefore, you can count on your child to tell you if he or she is experiencing a toothache. They may be unable to sleep or eat and even in tears if the pain is severe. As a parent, here’s what to do first.

Stay calm. Kids pick up on your anxiety, and it can trigger additional stress and discomfort in a child that is already in pain. Try to calmly examine the source first; it could be as simple as stuck food.

Help your child floss. Even a tiny food particle can lodge itself between two teeth and cause significant discomfort. Assist your child in a thorough flossing session and rinse well to see if that alleviates the pain.

Check the area for infection. If flossing didn’t resolve the toothache, it is important to examine the affected area for infection. Do you notice that the gums are red or swollen? Do you see an abscess forming near the area of pain? This warrants a prompt call to your dentist, as the infection can worsen and spread throughout the mouth.

Consider sinuses as the source.  Another type of infection that can cause dental pain is a sinus infection or severe congestion. Your child will likely have other symptoms such as fatigue, fever and a stuffy nose if this is the case.

Schedule a dental exam.  There are a variety of reasons why your child may have a toothache. If you can’t diagnose and treat the source at home, it is time to see a dentist. Dental x-rays are needed to diagnose toothaches related to cavities, cracked teeth and emerging adult teeth. In addition, your dentist can provide a means of pain relief for your child.

At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we want your child to retain a comfortable and pain-free smile. If your child is complaining of tooth pain, don’t ignore it. We offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry to restore their smile, ranging from dental fillings to orthodontics.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: 770-521-2100

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I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

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Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

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An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

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Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

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Very happy with Milton Demtal Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

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