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My 3 year old complaining of pain on one side of her mouth. she hasn't eaten properly and cries when drinking warm or cold drinks. can't see any visible cavity or chipped tooth or inflammation, for last 2 days, given ibrufen, panado and teejel?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Oral Pain: Your daughter may be teething, yet again there may be a carious lesion. Although you may not see it, it could be between her teeth. Radiographs would be in order. Please take her to a pedodontist (children's dentist) for an examination.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Pain: Most common cause is infection, a deep cavity that you can't see without x-rays. Can also be caused by fractured tooth, 3 year molar erupting (teething), or one of many viral or bacterial infections of her soft tissues. You have been giving er meds to reduce severity of symptoms. What she really needs is to discover the cause and treat that. Please see pediatric dental specialist, Pedodontist.

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