Doctors for Painful Teething in North Paravur, Kochi
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The teeth (or tooth) that causes the most pain while coming out of the gums varies from child to child. It is often the first tooth that causes the most discomfort — or those big molars, when they arrive. For many babies, working on several teeth at once is the worst. Signs of teething:
• red and swollen gums
• red, flushed cheeks or face
• heavy drooling
• gum-rubbing, biting or sucking
• rubbing her ear on the same side as an erupting tooth
• sleepless at night and wakeful during the day
• not feeding as well
• irritable and unsettled
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?
No treatment is required as it is a natural process. One can provide relief by gently rubbing the thumbs or give a teething toy for the infant to chew on. In rare cases, the podiatrist may prescribe some medication to ease the pain.
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.