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?
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?
There are plenty of things you can try before resorting to pain relief products or teething gels. Giving your baby something cool to bite on can relieve the pressure and ease the pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Teething pain is not something serious but for children it could lead to a lot of discomfort along with loss of appetite. It is best to consult a doctor in extreme cases.