Treating Teething

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While seeking a teething treatment for your little one, it is imperative that your child gets the kindness and attention he or she deserves. All babies experience teething differently; some have greater pain and discomfort than others.

The first step to helping your child when they are teething is to identify its symptoms. Because teething children are too young to tell you about their illness, it is frequently the caregiver’s job to notice. Your child will begin teething around six months old, as soon as the first tooth begins to appear.

Signs of teething include a change in your child’s crankiness, loss of appetite, an upsurge in drool, and a decrease in sleep. Severe symptoms can occur, such as a rash, fever, and diarrhea, which will require the swift attention of your pediatrician.

There are some at-home treatments you can give your child to help them cope with minor symptoms of teething. This can include giving them safe items to chew on, like teething rings, or small plastic spoons. If administered by their pediatrician, teething tablets may also be used.

Dr. David Suttie and our team at Dr. David Suttie Dentistry For Children are eager and available to meet with you for a teething examination for your child. Please call 707-257-6453 to schedule an appointment at our office in Napa, California.