Moms often worry about the health of their baby. The reasons for this can be a lot - it's a bad appetite, and restless sleep, and capriciousness, and much more.
Sometimes parents do not know what to do if the child is too small and can not say that it hurts, but at the same time it is capricious, and external causes for concern are not visible.
The blame for everything can be the first teeth, which began to erupt.
Darkening of the gums in a young child
Children are just as susceptible to gum disease,As well as adults. In a normal state, the human gum should be light pink in color, moderately moist and have a flat surface. If the child has reddening of the gums in the oral cavity, their blueness, bleeding, purulent ulcers, and also the baby has an unpleasant smell from the mouth, most likely, it indicates the presence of inflammatory processes. We urgently need to see a doctor.
If mild reddening of the gums does not causeSevere anxiety in parents, since it is the first sign of simple inflammation and is treated quite simply, a strong gum darkening very often inspires fear and causes panic.
Why do darkens the gums in a child?
Most often, the question of why it was possible to darkenGum in the baby, parents with children aged up to one and a half years are asked. The thing is that the gum darkening can be connected with the cutting of the first milk teeth. A small hematoma forms in the hood of the gum, which passes by itself after the tooth has cut through at that point. Treatment is not required, but it does not hurt to go to the dentist for an examination.
In addition, you can alleviate the condition of the child, using special teethers or soothing ointments.
If the child has already cut through all the teeth, andThere is a dark bruise on the gum, perhaps this indicates the presence of diseases of the oral cavity. Most likely, it's either gingivitis or stomatitis. Such diseases are a consequence of poor oral hygiene.
Gingivitis is characterized by redness orDarkening of the gums, swelling and bleeding. Stomatitis has the same symptoms as gingivitis, only it has some differences - in the oral cavity purulent ulcers can form, a strong unpleasant odor due to the mouth appears.
Both diseases require an examination of the dentist. Treatment occurs with antiseptic drugs, which caress the oral cavity several times a day. In addition, the doctor may prescribe special antiviral agents for oral administration. As a rule, with proper and timely treatment, the symptoms take 2-3 days. In severe cases, treatment can last up to 10 days.
If the child has a fever, there is a strong plaque on the teeth and tongue, as well as purulent formations, you should immediately consult a doctor.