You may have experienced pain in your mouth while chewing foods or drinking tea, coffee or even water. The same is the case with kids. They may feel pain in their mouth that can be troublesome for them. But the sad part is that you may not even be aware of the reasons. There can be multiple causes of oral pain, and it is good to know the actual cause before choosing the best treatment for pain relief.

Pain in your child’s mouth can be at various places, including gums, tongues, inside cheeks, the roof of the mouth, or the back of the mouth. But no matter wherever the pain occurs, it is important to take due action before the problem gets worse.

Causes of oral pain

Any pain inside your child’s mouth can be due to several reasons. Below are some of the most common reasons for oral pain.


After an injury, it is quite possible to experience mouth pain. A sudden fall may cause your child to bite his/her tongue or cheeks, or their teeth may get hit on the ground, which may start sudden pain in your child’s mouth. This may even make the inside of the mouth tender.

Dry mouth

We may not notice it, but our mouth stays moist all the time. If the glands stop producing saliva, the mouth will go dry, which may cause your child’s tongue to become rough or he/she may develop painful mouth sores.

Canker sores

Canker sores are small ulcers that appear inside the mouth on cheeks, tongue, or back of the mouth. Some of the reasons due to which these sore may appear are food sensitivity, deficiency of vitamins, or a viral infection.

Oral thrush

Oral thrush is a fungal infection that occurs in the mouth. This forms cream-colored lesions at various areas of the mouth, including cheeks, gums, and tongue. When the infection becomes worse it causes pain in the mouth.

It is, therefore, necessary to get your child checked as soon as you notice any of the above-mentioned signs of oral pain and get the best possible treatment from Pediatric Health Care. You can also call on 281-655-1500 and 936-539-8190 if you desire more information about oral pain and its reasons.

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