If your child takes medication, you will need to let the pediatric
dentist know. Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs can cause
oral side effects. Because of this, the kid’s
dentist in Gurnee will need to monitor
your child for adverse reactions. Here are some medications that may
cause oral side effects.
medications used in the treatment of allergies can cause oral side
effects in children. Antihistamines are commonly recommended for
allergy symptoms such as itching, rashes, watery eyes, sneezing, and
a runny nose.
effective in reducing these symptoms, antihistamines often cause a
dry mouth. If your child’s mouth becomes too dry, he or she may be at
risk for dental decay because when salivary production is impaired,
cavity-causing bacteria builds up inside the mouth.
your child takes ibuprofen for chronic pain, he or she may be at risk
for bleeding gums. While an occasional dose of ibuprofen may not
significantly raise your child’s risk for bleeding gums, if taken
frequently or in large doses, the risk may rise.
the pediatric dentist knows that the child takes ibuprofen on a
regular basis, he or she will be extra gentle during examinations and
teeth cleanings. If the dentist notices that your child’s gums bleed
profusely when probed with dental instruments, he or she may refer
your child back to the pediatrician for further evaluation.
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