Dr Pooja Langote
Pooja has done BDS. She is a dentist by profession and is devoted to creating bright smiles all around. She is an intense reader and is vibrant at heart. She aspires to become a healthcare administrator.
Bad breath in children originates due to poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, oral infections, systemic illness, etc. Whatever be the reason, you must visit a pediatric dentist to rule out the cause.
Generally, tooth extraction during pregnancy should be avoided. All the attempts must be made to restore the tooth before recommending the extraction. However, if there any dental emergencies, then tooth extraction could be done in the second trimester of pregnancy.
It is anyway better to wait for the tooth to fall naturally. But you can consider pulling of a tooth if the tooth is very loose and the child is impatient to deal with the inconvenience caused by loose tooth. But do not consider the pulling of a tooth if the child experiences pain and the child is patient enough to wait for the natural fall of the tooth.
Glossitis is an inflammatory condition of the tongue caused primarily due to nutritional deficiency, trauma or irritation of tongue. Glossitis responds well to the treatment and is improvised with proper care over time. Accurate treatment focusing on cause accompanied by good oral hygiene practice, healthy diet, avoidance of irritants (includes alcohol, spicy food, cigarette) helps in the proper management of the condition.