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Sore Gums and Teething


Posted on 6/6/2022 by Barbara Ketchum
Sore Gums and TeethingMost parents get excited to see their baby's first tooth. The symptoms, however, can be frustrating to both the baby and the parent.

Teething also known as odontiasis is the eruption of the baby's primary teeth through the gums. These 20 milk teeth develop during pregnancy but emerge through the gum from when a toddler is 6 months old more or less. The order may vary but the most common is where the two lower front teeth grow first followed by the opposite two teeth on the upper jaw then the rest erupt later.

Symptoms of Teething


These symptoms might last for a few days in some babies and much longer in others. This happens before the teeth come out. The common signs are stated below.

Red and sore gums as a result of the teeth moving under the gums. This is even worse around the molars area. Rubbing ears and cheeks on the side where a tooth is erupting. Problems eating due to swollen gums. Changes in their sleep patterns and excessive drooling.

What Is Not Normal


You should note that that your child does not become sick due to teething. Fever, rush, vomiting and diarrhea are not common symptoms of teething as many people think. Bleeding gums, pus and a swollen face is also a cause for alarm. If this happens you should seek medical help.

It is important to consult a pediatric dentist before introducing teethers or using any treatment on the gums. Some of these teethers are made of materials that may harm your baby or cause poisoning. Over the counter medication is also not recommended because what works for one baby may not be effective for the other. If you need to consult a pediatric dentist, call us to schedule an appointment in our clinic.
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