View Single Post
Old 09-10-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
janewhite1 janewhite1 is offline
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 9,376
Blog Entries: 32
janewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB User
Re: Toddler with fever, dark red and uneven gums, bad breath, pain in the mouth and m

The swollen gums is gingivitis. In toddlers, bad gingivitis can sometimes cause fever. I would make an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. You might even be able to get a dentist on the phone this weekend.

Generally 2 is too young to care for her own teeth correctly. If you can possibly get her to let you floss, I bet there is a lot of food stuck between her teeth! Still, right now, flossing might be too painful. The best way to prevent the problem from coming back is flossing, though.