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Grace Dental Clinic

NABH Accredited Centre

Our locations in gurgaon : Call at +9953076985,             Landline : 0124-4832254  for appointment

Sector 31 Location

Grace  Medical and dental Clinic

H.no 1298, Sector 31

Opp. Ajanta Public School, Gurgaon

Call +91-9953076985

landline: 0124-4832254

Opening Hours: 10AM to 9 PM

 

Sector 4 Location

Grace Medical and Dental Clinic 

Shop No.167, Sector 4 market 

behind ICICI bank, Gurgaon

Call +91-9953076985

Opening Hours   5:00 PM to 9:00 PM,  

  
  

 

Baby Teething

Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

 

One of your baby's milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing baby as he copes can be a challenging but manageable task.

When Does Teething Start?

The first tooth generally appears around the age of 6 months, although the general age range for the eruption of the first tooth is 3 to 14 months of age. Some children erupt one tooth at a time, while others have teeth that come in pairs or sets. TheAmerican Dental Association provides a great tooth eruption chart, but not all children conform to this schedule of tooth development. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Dental Hygienists' Association agree that a child should visit the dentist within 6 months following the eruption of his or her first tooth, or upon his or her first birthday. This being said, if a child does not have a tooth by age one, his or her parents can discuss tooth development in greater detail with the pediatric or general dentist.

Signs My Baby Might Be Teething

Contrary to some old wives' tales or what "grandma says," there are no universal signs of teething. Fever, runny nose and diarrhea have been mistakenly linked to teething by more than one parent. None of these symptoms have scientific evidence to support the claim. Symptoms of teething vary from child to child. Some babies may feel no pain, while others exhibit pain and tenderness that linger for several weeks; depending on the speed at which the tooth erupts. 

 A baby may exhibit one or more of the following signs that indicate teething:

  • Profuse drooling
  • Swollen gum tissue with or without a visible "lump"
  • Repeatedly rubbing his or her eyes, cheek or ears
  • Refusing food or bottle when attempts are made to feed baby
  • Crankiness
  • Inability to sleep/restlessness during usual nap time
  • Consistent urge to chew on solid items

Upon reading this list, parents can observe that these signs may mean other things, but the combination of two or more of these symptoms more than likely indicates a teething baby.

How to Treat Teething Pain

Fortunately, many methods exist for teething treatment. Over-the-counter pain-relief medicines including ibuprofen or acetaminophen may help to dull the pain. Numbing compounds containing topical benzocaine (similar to the gel used by dental professionals) are available, but some research indicates these should be used in great moderation as they may affect the baby's blood oxygen levels. 

Other teething soothers include a refrigerated baby teething ring or using a clean finger to apply pressure on the gums may transmit a feeling of relief for baby.  Avoid giving baby hard food to chew on, as it may pose a choking hazard. A warm bath and gentle rocking may also help to calm and relax the child. 

Caring for the New Tooth

Using a clean wash cloth to gently cleanse baby's mouth is a good habit to get into, even before the first tooth arrives. Toothpaste is not as important in these early stages as the mechanical removal of bacteria. At baby's first dental appointment, the dental professionals will guide parents through the steps in caring for baby's teeth and gums. Questions are always welcomed at this appointment because caring for a child's teeth is a partnered effort between the parents and the dental office.

Teething: A step on the path to growing up

Although newborns usually have no visible teeth, most have at least a partially developed set of primary, or baby, teeth that begin to appear generally about six months after birth. During the first few years of life, all 20 of the primary teeth will erupt through the gums. Most children have their full set of primary teeth in place by age three.

As their teeth erupt, some babies may become fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Diarrhea, rashes and a fever are not normal for a teething baby. If your infant has a fever or diarrhea while teething or continues to be cranky and uncomfortable, call your physician.

As a tooth erupts an eruption cyst may develop. The tooth will eventually rupture this watery sac as it pushes through the gums. Eruption cysts are usually harmless and should be left alone.

Some babies may have sore or tender gums when teeth begin to erupt. Gently rubbing your child's gum with a clean finger, a small, cool spoon or a wet gauze pad can be soothing. A clean teething ring for your child to chew on may also help. Your dentist or pediatrician may recommend a pacifier, teething ring or a special "numbing" salve for the gums.

When the teeth begin to erupt, brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little bit of water to prevent tooth decay. Toothpaste is not recommended until a child reaches age two. At that time, supervise brushing to ensure that your child does not swallow the toothpaste.

After your child's first tooth appears, but no later than the first birthday, begin regular dental check-ups for "smile" insurance.

 

Contact Us

Grace Dental Clinic, Resi. cum clinic, H.No 1298 Sector 31, Opp. Ajanta public School , Gurgaon

Opening Hours 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM,      +91124- 4832254, 9953076985

 

Grace Dental Clinic, Orthodontic and implant center 

Shop. no 167 Sector 4 Market, Behind ICICI Bank,  Gurgaon-122001

M +91-9953076985,  Drhimanshu@gurgaondentalcare.com

Opening Hours , 5:00PM to 9:00PM,  Sunday Evening Closed   نعمة عيادة الأسنان