Understanding the Symptoms of Childhood Oral Health Issues

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Understanding the Symptoms of Childhood Oral Health Issues

Adults are well aware of the fact that regular trips to the dentist will be able to ensure a lifelong smile. However, children may have difficulty detecting that there could be a problem. Common issues such as sensitive teeth and inflamed gums could remain overlooked and lead to more serious issues in the future. It is therefore important for parents to recognise instances when it is a good idea to seek the help of a professional.

Three common situations will often include:

– White spots on a tooth. These could signal that enamel is being eroded over time.

– Teeth can become crowded or irregular. It is best to see a dentist to determine the main problem.

– Children who are hesitant to eat may be experiencing tooth or gum issues.

Sometimes baby teeth get stuck and need to be extracted. Adult teeth might become impacted and need help to come in correctly.”

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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.