My 3 year old is complaining of a tooth / gum ache on her upper left at the side. She has always been a bit awkward when it comes to teeth brushing but we do brush twice a day. However, for almost a week she has complained (only at tooth brushing time) when I try to brush her teeth and tells me not to brush up the top left. I did manage to see inside her mouth a few days ago when had brushed very gently and there were blood coming out of her mouth and there appeared to be a couple of ulcers up there so I put some orajel on but she said that didn't help. She just screamed, poor thing. I have not seen any blood since. I managed to look in her mouth this morning (only with her holding her mouth open) and the ulcers seemed to have gone but I did notice some slightly orange discoloration on 2 of her teeth. I don't really know what else to do. She has yet to go to the dentist for the first time and I know that she would be upset and probably not let anyone look inside her mouth, especially since she won't even let me do it. Please help!!

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - June - 2013, at 08:12 AM

  • You have to take her to a Pedodontist (child dental specialist). They are trained to manage small children with behavious management. so donot worry on that account. For the treatment, proper diagnosis has to be made. It can be erupting baby tooth with normally comes at the age of 2 1/2 to 3 years or it can be decayed tooth. Till you take her to dentist, try to maintain good oral hygiene and donot give her something hard and sticky to eat. for more info on children dentistry you can check this article..

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