If you have a toddler and you’ve noticed that their gums look swollen or tender, you may be wondering what it means. Should you be worried about their oral health? Is it normal for kids to have swollen gums? Do you need to see the dentist? Get answers to all of your questions about toddlers and swollen gums in this post from Big Picture Pediatric Dentistry.
First, let’s discuss why your child’s gums may be swollen. There are a few reasons that toddlers may develop swollen, tender, and inflamed gums.
If you’re worried about their oral health, then yes. If your toddler has never seen the dentist before, this is a good time to start. In fact, the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that kids should start seeing the dentist for preventive care as soon as their first tooth comes out, or when they turn one year old; whichever comes first!
At your appointment at Big Picture Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jason Brock can examine your child’s mouth, determine the cause of their inflamed or swollen gums, and provide you with all of the information you need to care for your child’s smile.
As an experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Brock can help you learn more about your child’s oral health, and determine the cause of your toddler’s swollen gums. So don’t wait. Whether you’re in Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, or League City, you can give us a call at (281) 461-7470, or contact us online for an appointment.
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