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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
34 years experience Dentistry
Teething pain: As teeth erupt into the mouth they push on the gums causing discomfort, the natural reaction is to bite on something as pressure on the gums over the tooth relieves the pain for the moment. Thats why babies when they start to have teeth erupt are chewing on anything they can get in their mouths. This also helps the tooth cut thru the gum tissue. Over the counter topical anesthetics like oralgel.
Answered on Jan 25, 2015
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