Has your child started to experience the pains of teething? Teething occurs when a child’s teeth start to erupt above the gum line. If your child is suffering any pain or discomfort from teething, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to treat your child’s discomfort. Oral health services for teething treatments features the following attributes:
– To help diminish pain and discomfort in your child, look for ways to help soothe them. Typically, you can use teething rings, a cold spoon, a gauze pad, or your finger if it is clean.
– Serious side effects may develop when teething, which include diarrhea, high fevers, chills, and sporadic rashes. If any of these symptoms happen, contact your child’s pediatrician.
– Normal signs and symptoms that your child is teething including changes in their sleep patterns, excessive drooling, and irregular fussiness or loss of appetite.
– Children typically begin teething when the first tooth erupts, around the age of 6 months.
– Teething tablets and medications should only be used under the supervision of the child’s health care professional.
If you would like to speak with Dr. Trent Pryor and our team about teething treatments please schedule an appointment at our pediatric office of St. George Kids Dental in St. George, Utah, by calling 435-673-3490. Come in today to learn all about the joys of teething treatments!