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    What causes gum pain in a 5 year old child?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: hi Doctor,
my son is 5 years old. suddenly since two days after chewing bread he is complaining for his lower gum pain.
I'm really worried. could you please advice?
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Answered by Dr. Arun 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Try analgesics and multivitamins

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
There could be many reasons for gum pain.
Some common causes include injury during brushing, vitamin deficinecy , viral infection.
I would suggest the following tips
1. try analgesics like ibuprofen .
2. Multivitamin supplements like zincovit syrup . I usually prescribe 5 ml once daily for such patients in my clinic for 1 month.
3. If not improving consult your doctor or dentist and get him examined.
Regards
Dr Arun

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Follow up: Dr. Arun 15 hours later
hi Doctor we had to go to dentist because my son could not sleep due to pain. there is a molar tooth with cavity. doctor is suggesting for root canal. we are very worried about it. do you think root canal is a good suggestion at this early age? any other alternative we can try and see if decay goes fully.
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Answered by Dr. Arun 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is required

Detailed Answer:
I think your dentist has rightly suggested .
Root canal for tooth decay esp molar may be required if cavity is severe.
No need to worry.
It is a safe procedure.
Wishing him speedy recovery.
Regards
Dr Arun

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Follow up: Dr. Arun 29 minutes later
I am sending the xray to you . could you kindly take a look and advise ?
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Answered by Dr. Arun 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Needs root canal

Detailed Answer:
I have seen the xray.
Significant caries tooth .
Definitely requires root canal as advised.
Regards
Dr Arun

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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