Teething is the process by which an infant's first teeth sequentially appear by emerging through the gums, typically arriving in pairs. The soreness and swelling of the gums before a tooth comes through is the cause for the pain and fussiness a baby experiences during this change. Classic signs and symptoms of teething include drooling, chewing on solid objects, irritability or crankiness and sore or tender gums.
HOW IS PAINFUL TEETHING DIAGNOSED?
Teething infants often feel better when gentle pressure is placed on their gums. One can gently rub the gums with a clean finger or having the child bite down on a clean washcloth. Cold objects many help reduce inflammation.
HOW IS PAINFUL TEETHING TREATED?
He/ she may treat the problem with simple meditations to relieve the pain. Alongside home remedies are also suggested here that include giving your child something cold to suck on or giving hard biscuits and snacks to chew. In rare cases is a mild dentistry procedure involved.
DID YOU KNOW?
Teething is a natural process, with some infants being fussy while some being least bothered.