Teething is a natural as teeth themselves. With all individuals who have teeth, they break the surface of the gums at a certain age, typically starting around 6 months of age. However, the process can often be painful and cause discomfort in children, especially infants. This process is called teething. Listed below are some tips and remedies regarding teething:
– Various treatment methods that can be used to help treat teething in children include using cool or damp materials gently pressed against your child’s gums. This can include gauze pads, small spoons, cold utensils, teething rings, and even your finger if it has been disinfected. If you child is under two years of age, do not use teething tablets.
– Serious symptoms of teething include fevers, rashes, and diarrhea. If you child displays any of these symptoms, contact their pediatrician as soon as you can.
– Various signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for with your child include an increase in irritability, excessive fussiness, issues and abnormalities with sleeping, a loss of appetite, and even drooling more than usual.
– As soon as teeth begin to break the surface of the gums, teething treatments should be implemented to help your child.
For an oral examination at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry at our pediatric office in Timonium, Maryland, please book an appointment with Dr. Austin Bowden and our team by calling 410-828-5699. We look forward to hosting your child’s smile!