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Is teething normal and are there other symptoms of this period that I should watch out for?

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Dr. Jason Clark
Dentistry - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Teething is normal.

The most common symptom of teething is chewing on objects.
Other reported symptoms are red or swollen gums, drooling, irritability, decreased appetite, loose stools, mild temperature and/or swollen lymph nodes. Teething is a natural process all humans go through. Provide loving supportive care for what ever symptoms, if any, your child experiences.

In brief: Teething is normal.

The most common symptom of teething is chewing on objects.
Other reported symptoms are red or swollen gums, drooling, irritability, decreased appetite, loose stools, mild temperature and/or swollen lymph nodes. Teething is a natural process all humans go through. Provide loving supportive care for what ever symptoms, if any, your child experiences.
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Teething occurs at certain stages as your child's teeth begin to erupt.
It is a normal part of growing up. Some children do suffer more from teething but there is generally nothing to worry about. Drooling or chewing on things may be signs of teething. In general keeping your child comfortable is the most important thing during teething.

In brief: Yes

Teething occurs at certain stages as your child's teeth begin to erupt.
It is a normal part of growing up. Some children do suffer more from teething but there is generally nothing to worry about. Drooling or chewing on things may be signs of teething. In general keeping your child comfortable is the most important thing during teething.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends.

"teething" usually happens on and off between 6 & 18 months but is usually not very bothersome to babies (except for the molars).
It gets blamed for everything: fevers, irritability, diarrhea, waking at night, runny noses and coughs, but it is not usually the real culprit. All babies chew and drool at this age whether they are teething or not. Consider other causes if symptoms are significant.

In brief: Depends.

"teething" usually happens on and off between 6 & 18 months but is usually not very bothersome to babies (except for the molars).
It gets blamed for everything: fevers, irritability, diarrhea, waking at night, runny noses and coughs, but it is not usually the real culprit. All babies chew and drool at this age whether they are teething or not. Consider other causes if symptoms are significant.
Dr. David Galbraith
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Dr. David Sullivan
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Very individual

The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children.
Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. The most common symptoms are excessive drooling, mildly elevated temperature, diarrhea, restlessness and irritability. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. A natural treatment named camilia can help.

In brief: Very individual

The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children.
Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. The most common symptoms are excessive drooling, mildly elevated temperature, diarrhea, restlessness and irritability. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. A natural treatment named camilia can help.
Dr. David Sullivan
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