Charlottesville Tooth Pain Children’s Dentist
Call (434) 817-1817 to schedule a dental exam for your child.
Tooth Pain Rarely Just Goes Away
Is your child complaining about pain in or around their mouth or face? In most cases, tooth pain will not just go away and must be treated by a dentist in order to be truly healed.
At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we’re here to help your child feel like themselves. It can be hard for a child to suffer through dental pain — particularly if they’ve never gone through such an experience before.
We provide care for children of all ages, and look forward to working with you as a parent or guardian to help treat your child’s tooth pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child.
Common Dental Pain Symptoms
- Sharp pain in your child’s face or mouth
- Swollen gums or cheeks
- Discomfort or bleeding when your child brushes or flosses
- Increased pain when chewing or consuming hot or cold food or beverage
- Dull pain in mouth, jaw, or face
- Pain that wakes your child up in the middle of the night
“I can’t say enough about how great they are with my son. He was so nervous but that went away quickly when Dr.Dihn explained everything she was going to do and made sure he didn’t have any questions. The assistant Arianna put on a movie and talked to him to keep him distracted and calm. He walked out smiling and happy and I couldn’t ask for a better experience at the dentist. Thank you guys for taking such good care of him!I can’t say enough about how great they are with my son. He was so nervous but that went away quickly when Dr.Dihn explained everything she was going to do and made sure he didn’t have any questions. The assistant Arianna put on a movie and talked to him to keep him distracted and calm. He walked out smiling and happy and I couldn’t ask for a better experience at the dentist. Thank you guys for taking such good care of him!”
– Liz M.
Treating Tooth Pain at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Tooth and dental pain can be caused by all sorts of different problems and reasons depending on your child, their age, dental hygiene and nutritional habits, and recent injuries or trauma they might have experienced. When your child comes in for their appointment, we’ll perform a full examination and take any necessary x-rays to gain an understanding of your child’s specific problems.
Once we diagnose any underlying problems, we’ll lay out what your child is experiencing and together develop a plan for treatment.
Common reasons for tooth pain can include:
- Tooth decay, resulting in cavities
- Broken or damaged tooth
- Tooth infection
We Accept Most Insurance & Medicaid
We believe every child should have access to the best dental care possible. We proudly accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:
- United Concordia
- Delta Dental
Meet Our Doctors & Staff
Our dentists are compassionate, caring, gentle, empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of every child.
Fluoride Treatment FAQ
Are there any home remedies for dental pain to use prior to coming into the office?
If your child is in extreme pain, we will give you some pain-management strategies to help your child feel better until they can make it into the office. Some ways to provide toothache relief include:
- Gently rinsing mouth with salt water
- Over-the-counter pain reliever
- Cold compress over the painful area
- Placing a warm, wet tea bag against the problem area
My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still treat their dental pain?
In most cases, we can perform basic dental x-rays, exams, and cleanings for children who have Special Needs. Our tooth pain dentists are experienced and enjoy working with kids who have Special Needs, including kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who deal with dental anxiety.
We’ll do all we can to help your child relax so they can receive the dental care they need. In some cases, we will recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other sedation dentistry options.
Learn More About Our Complete Offering of Dental Services
Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Address: 1470 Pantops Mountain Pl Ste 1 Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Click for Directions)
Hours: Mon-Thur: 8AM-5PM | Fri: 8AM-4PM
Phone: (434) 260-6836
Fax: (434) 817-1819