Does My Child Have a Cavity?

Blonde girl cringes in pain and touches her cheek due to a toothache from a cavity that needs treatment at Children's Dentistry of Knoxville

Children will eventually lose their 20 baby teeth but treatment is still necessary if these teeth develop decay and cavities. If this decay is left unaddressed, it could lead to other dental issues, such as pain, infection, premature loss of the tooth, malnutrition, and speech delays. Because your child’s oral health is our priority, we want to give you some information about how to know if your child has a cavity and what to do about it.

Warning Signs of a Cavity

These red flags may indicate your child has tooth decay that needs professional dental treatment:

  • Toothache
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Sensitivity or pain when brushing teeth or eating and drinking, especially hot, cold, sugary, or acidic foods and beverages
  • Brown or black staining or visible holes and pits on the surface of their teeth
  • Increased irritability and crying

Come See Our Dental Team!

If you’re concerned your child has a cavity or they are complaining of aching sensations of discomfort, then we invite you to bring your child to Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville for a checkup. Our friendly team is trained to know exactly what to look for when it comes to decay, and our advanced technology allows us to detect problems that are hidden to the naked eye.

Your Pediatric Dental Office in Knoxville

At Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville, we are experts when it comes to kids’ dental health. We’d be more than happy to evaluate your little one’s smile for any issues. If we identify any early-stage decay, cavities, gum disease, or other problems, we can recommend the best course of treatment for your child’s oral health.

Your child will love our kid-centered office in Knoxville. We have toys and books in our playroom, a movie room, an Xbox, and more. Contact our office today at 865-357-5560 to set up your child’s next appointment!

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