The appearance of the first tooth in an infant (teething) is considered as a significant developmental milestone, by most of the parents. However, this eruption period can be difficult and distressing for both the child and parents. The reaction to teething depends upon many factors, including child’s tolerance for pain, their personality, and how dense their gums are.
Accordingly teething may be associated with : Pain, inflammation of the overlying gum, general irritability, drooling of saliva, excessive biting or sucking, bowel upset, loss of appetite or disturbed sleep.
Chilled teething rings; hard frozen vegetables like carrot or cucumber generally serve the management purpose. Your Pediatric Dentist can also prescribe your child some local anesthetic gels or antipyretic medicines to treat the symptoms.