Teething may make your baby restless and irritable. If fever, vomiting, or diarrhea occurs do not dismiss this automatically as due to teething, as it is not generally the cause of these conditions. These symptoms should be discussed with your pediatrician. To learn more about teething and make your child’s appointment with our caring dentist, please call Parkway Dental at 919-380-9622.

Some signs that your baby may be teething:

  • Red cheeks or rash on cheeks
  • Increased saliva/drooling
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite

What to do?
Let your child chew on a cold, hard object, such as a teething ring. They may also want to suck on ice. The coldness helps ease the discomfort and the hardness will speed up the eruption of the tooth. You can also try:

  • Massaging your child’s gums with a clean finger to help reduce pain and discomfort during teething.
  • Teething gels or ointments (ask your pharmacist for a brand name) to numb the gums and reduce the discomfort.

Teething cookies or biscuits are not a good choice as they contain sugar and may lead to tooth decay.

For more information and to make an appointment with Dr. Stephen Coker in Cary, North Carolina, we invite you to contact our office today.