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What is teething all about?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
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.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Teething: Teething is a process when children have sensitivity when teeth come into the mouth and break the skin of the gums.
Dr. Jason Clark
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Natural Process: Teething is the natural process of teeth coming into your mouth. It may cause some discomfort and people report many different symptoms with varies severity. The bottom line that during this process a parent should provide palliative care: teething rings, age and weight appropriate pain relievers for severe pain and encourage fluids.
Dr. William Coppola
Pediatric Dentistry 46 years experience
Errupting baby teeth: Teething is the process by which an infant's first teeth sequentially appear by emerging through the gums. Teething may start as early as three months or as late as twelve months. The first teeth typically appear between six and nine months. It can take several years for all 20 teeth to complete the tooth eruption; they typically arrive in pairs.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Eruption: Teething is the process that involves the eruption of teeth through the gums.

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What is the treatment for teething?

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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Cold teething rings: The best treatment is cold teething rings. You can also give infant tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for a particularly bad spell.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of teething?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
A few: Pain, fussiness, low grade fever, change in eating habits. Consult your pediatrician.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Or consult your pediatric dentist.
Jan 21, 2013

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