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Teething is a condition seen in children who are suffering from teeth breaking above the gums for the first time. As teeth grow in the process can be mildly painful and lead to discomfort. Listed below are some basics of teething to help you care for your child:

– If your child is showing signs of extreme symptoms, such as fevers, rashes, and diarrhea, contact their pediatrician as soon as you can.
– As soon as teeth begin to break the surface of the gums, teething techniques should be instigated to help your child.
– Several 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.
– Various treatment devices 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.

If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Nieku Manshadi at our dentist office in Waco, Texas, please call us at 254.870.1440. Our team at Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics looks forward to keeping your oral health in optimum condition.