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Response To Teething
Thanks for ur quick response drs.How do I care for my teeth so many r rotten everyday hving dentures n hv to fill most am depressed n need help?
Dental Care: It is unfortunate that you feel so badly about your teeth and presumably dental appearance and smile. Do you live near a dental school or hospital that has a dental department? Check to see if any offer affordable dental care for a young lady your age so that you can get the appropriate necessary care! if you are already wearing a kind of denture, there are options that can make it easier for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible!: Although most babies start chewing and drooling at around this age and don't start cutting teeth for several more months it's possible for teeth to start coming in now. In fact, sometimes a baby can be born with one or more teeth! thankfully, that's rare. If you look at your baby's mouth and you see one area of gum that's red and swollen, and you feel something quite sharp underneath, it's a tooth! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Some babies may have more drooling, more crankiness, fussiness with feeding, possible mild/slight fever, loose stool etc. And of course seeing/feeling the teeth (white dots protruding from the gums) is a sign. Some babies have no symptoms at all. Regular visits/well check with doc will provide you with the info you need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Variable: If you see teeth, she's teething. While most infants start between 4-8 months old, it is perfectly normal to start younger or later. While rare, some children do not start teething until 12 months of age. Children who get their baby teeth late will often get their permanent teeth later as well. If you have concerns bring her to a pediatric dentist. No child is to young for a dental exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers