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Tips for Treating Teething

June 6, 2017

Although children are often born with all of their teeth, they often do not start to become visible until around 6 months of age. As the teeth begin to break through the gums, pain and discomfort can occur in a process known as teething. Listed below are some common tips for treating teething:

– If your child comes down with any extreme symptoms, such as fevers, rashes, and diarrhea, contact their pediatrician as soon as you can.
– Various treatment systems that can be used to help treat teething in children include using cool or damp materials gently pressed against your child’s gums, such as gauze pads, small spoons, cold utensils, teething rings, and even your finger if it has been disinfected.
– Normal signs and symptoms that your child may be teething include an increase in irritability, excessive fussiness, issues and abnormalities with sleeping, a loss of appetite, and even drooling more than usual.
– As soon as teeth begin to break the surface of the gums, teething tactics and treatments should be executed to help your child.

For more advice and help from our team at Killeen Children’s Dental Center, come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook, please book an appointment to come see us at our pediatric office in Harker Heights, TX. We can be reached at (254) 262-3131. We are here to help your child get the healthy smile they need.

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