Teething isn’t a fun part of life, for babies or for their parents! Some babies breeze through teething without any symptoms at all, and other babies are in for a long and painful process. Here at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry, we know that oral health begins before teeth have even erupted! We want to help parents learn the symptoms of teething and how you can relieve the symptoms.
Signs & Symptoms of Teething
Again, some babies may show no signs of teething at all. But if your child does show symptoms, they may include any of the following:
Red or flushed cheeks
Swollen or red gums
Biting on gnawing on objects
Irritable or unsettled disposition
Suddenly having a difficult time sleeping
Contrary to popular belief, a rash, fever, or diarrhea are not symptoms of teething.
Relieving Your Child’s Teething Pain
There’s nothing more difficult than watching your child experience pain. Below are a few ways you can help relieve discomfort during teething:
Offer a chilled pacifier to your baby to gnaw on.
Massage or apply counter pressure to your child’s gums with a clean finger.
Chill a teething ring in the freezer for a bit before offering it to your baby. The coldness will help relieve pain and swelling.
If your pediatrician has recommended it, you can use an over-the-counter infant pain reliever. Make sure to check the dosage with your child’s doctor before administering any medication.
At Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry, we know that each child is different and may require unique care. We’re proud to be able to work with a variety of different kids in ways that work best for them and make them feel comfortable. Many of our patients are excited to visit their friends here at the office for their regular dental cleanings and checkups! Read More...
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