Painful teething is a common issue faced by most infants. Teething is a process of breaking out of the teeth from the gums. This could be a very natural process but it may cause extreme discomfort and uneasiness in some babies. General symptoms such as irritability, constant crying, loss of appetite and weight loss are observed along with hardened gums when a child is teething. Some babies may also have diarrhoea.
HOW IS PAINFUL TEETHING DIAGNOSED?
A dentist would check your baby’s gums to ensure that there are not other issues involved in the teething process.
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 babies love to feel pressure on their gums because it helps distract their brain from the sensation of teething pain. Some parents swear by homeopathic teething drops and tablets.