If your child is teething, it is important to provide them the necessary care to ensure they experience as little pain and discomfort as possible. Oftentimes your child may be teething without ever showing any noticeable symptoms. However, if you notice any of their teeth erupting, teething is present.
Be aware of common symptoms of teething that include difficulty sleeping, irritability and fussiness, loss of appetite, and even excessive drooling. If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, treatment should be applied. In severe cases when your child has rashes or a fever, consult their dentist.
There are several treatments available for teething to help infants deal with the pain that is associated with it. You can gently rub their gums with a clean utensil. You can sometimes
use your finger, provided it has been sanitized. Other common tools include gauze pads, teething rings, and small spoons. Avoid using teething tablets for children under two. If you have any other questions about what products to use or treatments for a child that is teething, consult their dentist.
If your child is in need of further teething treatment from our team at Lifetime Dental Care at our office in Hays, Kansas, please contact us at 785-261-0221 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Lowe.