What are the Common Teething Problems and Treatments Involved?
It brings immense joy to any parent to see that their child is sprouting his/her first teeth. But teething may also bring along a host of problems which may cause pain or make them uncomfortable. Further, not all children have the same response to teething. Multiple symptoms might make it difficult for a few children, while others may sail through easily.
As per our experts at Dentzz Dental, here are a few common problems that you can observe during the teething process of your child:
As the tooth erupts through the gums, it can lead to gum inflammation which can be a painful condition for your child. This can make them highly irritable and many even end up crying at times.
- Teething rashes
If your baby has been drooling continuously, it can make the area around the mouth look red or flushed.
Discomfort caused due to teeth eruption can make babies bite anything they find. They may even suck their fingers and put random objects in their mouth.
Your baby’s clothes may get wet repeatedly due to excessive drooling caused by teething.
- Ear pulling
Gums and ears share the same nerve pathways which may make the baby pull his/her ears to get some relief from aching.
Apart from the above, your baby may also experience other symptoms such as difficulty falling asleep, rubbing cheeks and refusing to eat food.
As a parent, you can take a few steps to soothe out the symptoms and make teething easier for your child. Our experts at Dentzz Dental recommend the following remedies:
- Chewing toys
Give your toddler a teething ring to chew upon. Chewing on a toy can apply counter pressure and provide some relief to your child. You can also place the toy in the fridge (not the freezer) as cold objects can be highly effective in numbing the gums.
- Placing a finger on the gums
Rubbing a clean finger on your baby’s gums can be highly soothing and provide temporary relief.
- Cold food
If your child is more than 6 months old, you can let him/her chew on some soft and cold foods such as bananas or yogurt.
Last but not the least, your child needs lot of cuddles and extra care during this challenging time. You would need to be highly patient throughout the teething process and make it as soothing as possible for your child.