Teething in children: signs, symptoms,
Every newborn develops and grows, and soon he begin to erupt teeth, which becomes a real disaster for many parents. Young parents have to spend a lot of sleepless nights, constantly soothing a crying baby, trying to calm his cries and somehow help him to overcome these unpleasant sensations and pain. The period of teething is an important stage in the formation of the baby and it plays a special role in the physiological development of the baby. This period last a long time, may be accompanied by poor mood, whims, and are not always normal health of the child and his family, which tiring night.
Teething in children makes them cranky and restless. Kids can’t fully eat, relax and sleep. All these moods can be accompanied by unpleasant symptoms, high body temperature, and even skin rash on the body.
A particularly hectic period is the time when the child first climb fangs. In medicine these are called eye teeth because they are located in parallel with the ocular nerves.
Central incisors begin to appear at kids first. But as they begin to climb, depends on the individual development of each individual child. Some people notice the appearance of the first incisors have kids in 4 months, some for about a year. The incisors may appear in a different order, not necessarily sequentially.
Young parents are often blamed profuse salivation with the eruption of the first teeth. But the reality is otherwise. Abundant drooling attributable to the work output of the salivary glands at full capacity. At an early age the baby can not cope with the allocated saliva, not knowing how to swallow, so it stems not controlled.
When children begin to cut teeth, can be noticed on the gums whitish spots and small swelling of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. In this period the baby attempts to pull in my mouth all that is at hand or the hand itself, the fingers. He may lose appetite and have a constant desire to chew on toys, fingers, surrounding objects. Sleep becomes troubled or may be absent.
Usually the first teeth appear in the following order, but if they started to rise otherwise it is not necessary to sound the alarm, this may be a feature of your baby:
- the Central incisors.
- extreme, which begin to appear immediately after the Central incisors;
- last – fangs.
The first months are most important in the formation and eruption of the first teeth of the child, which will depend on the health and proper functionality of your baby’s mouth.
Their active growth will be only a few years later, but care needs to start now. It is important to provide complete and balanced nutrition of the child.
The best food that will help the proper formation of teeth is breast milk. Due to the fact that a young mother will be right to supply your body with nutrients, calcium, will determine the future dental health of the child. In the case of artificial feeding, it is necessary to choose only high-quality food containing useful vitamins and minerals that help growth. Introduction of complementary foods is no less important: it must be timely and rich essential minerals to strengthen teeth.
For the strength and health of the teeth is excluded sweet. Best not to give at all or reduce consumption to a minimum. Sugar little the body gets from food, particularly from fresh fruit and juices. But you should not eat store-bought juices that are full of preservatives and chemical sweeteners.
The process of eruption of the first tooth scares some parents who do not know how to help the child and how to calm him during this period. Do not need to exert any effort to accelerate or to anesthetize this natural process. No need to stop teeth to erupt on their own, because there is a risk of infection or mechanical damage may result from interference in the process.
As cut not one tooth or two, and a twenty, you must know how to recognize the symptoms of teething the child to best protect him from the pain and get ready for the capricious kid. The symptoms of teething in toddlers can be divided into several groups: General symptoms, and the individual that may be inherent, but may be absent during the formation of the dentition.
These symptoms inherent in almost all cases of teething:
- moodiness and anxiety;
- sleep disturbance at night and daytime;
- mood swings, screaming and tears without a cause;
- poor appetite, lack of it;
- the bite and the tightening in the mouth all items that get in the way of the baby.
These symptoms are accompanied by excessive drooling and whims. Sometimes it may appear cold in the form of a transparent liquid which is poured from the spout. But this should not be a cause for concern and frustration. But this manifestation is characteristic of only the first teeth or fangs.
The period of teething in children symptoms standard can complement individual differences. There are some signs that can occur in rare cases and testify of the emergence of the first teeth, but it’s all individual. The manifestation of the standard symptoms you need to pay attention on the oral cavity of the baby. The gums may be slightly swollen and have a more pronounced pink. When probing will be felt hard tooth, which will soon hatch through the gums.
Body some children may respond differently to the teething, and some may experience fever or even diarrhea. Pediatricians say is normal, but on the condition that the high temperature is accompanied by not more than 3 days and does not exceed 38 degrees. Otherwise, you can start to worry, because this state of the child’s body may indicate infection. The temperature can occur due to inflammation of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity, through which climb the baby teeth.
What temperature can cause a slight change in the stool that also should not be prolonged. If the diarrhoea has been of a permanent nature, it can be a symptom of intestinal infection, poisoning or something more serious. The answer to this question can give your physician that you immediately contact. It was during the period of teething in children, they chew on everything that comes their hands on, thereby increasing the likelihood of infection. Need to be monitored closely during this period for the hygiene of the baby.
No more signs of teething should not overshadow the child’s condition. Excluded vomiting, cough, or rhinitis.
Different children teeth may erupt in different ways, all depends on the speed of root development. To speed up the natural process can not be exactly like any intervention it would not be helpful. No need to take special or incidental measures on incising the gums, the cutting, because in this way you can infect the oral cavity that will lead to terrible consequences in the future. The tooth will erupt through the bone tissue, when it’s time and is still waiting.
Signs of teething can not be accelerated, but it is possible to alleviate these symptoms. Saliva produced by the body, is composed of specific enzymes, which make the mucosa more soft. And with the help of its antiseptic properties it helps to resist infections and lesions of the gums and teeth. You can give the child to chew on a special wooden or rubber toys, crackers or hard biscuits. These funds will help eliminate the itching of the gums and to cope with the unpleasant sensations of the baby.
The symptoms of the eruption of the canine teeth of a child are characterized by their specificity. This type of teeth to cut the most painful and difficult. No doctor can name the exact date when the child climb teeth, because this process is also individual. But no need to worry that the child develops slowly and has some pathology only because of the fact that in six months the canines your child has not yet cut. There are only conditional timing of the appearance of the dentition, but they do not indicate the norm or deviation in the development of the baby.
In the same way as the rest of the teeth, the appearance of fangs marked by manifestation of white spots on the gums with a small swelling. Signs of canines can be before the growth of permanent teeth. Canines grow along with the rest of the teeth, but are delayed in appearance, skipping ahead of the molars. Nothing unusual in this process.
Erupting canines in children is accompanied by painful symptoms, which are due to the anatomical features of these teeth. Canines have long roots that touch of the facial nerves. This neighborhood and explains the complexity and painful process of teething. The upper canines experts called eye teeth. In addition to painful symptoms, in children you may notice excessive salivation and even conjunctivitis. The lower canines have less discomfort, but the process can also occur painful, causing weeping and the cry of a child, anxiety and moodiness. You just need to wait this moment.
Symptoms of canines
The process of eruption of the canines in children symptoms is similar to the appearance of normal teeth:
- irritability, restlessness, moodiness, quick changes of mood;
- refusal to eat or loss of appetite;
- sleep disturbances in the daytime and at night;
- profuse salivation, the appearance of symptoms similar to the common cold (runny nose, cough);
- swelling of the gums, redness mouth, white dots in places of emergence of new canines
- the desire to chew on everything that comes across under a hand, trying to scratch the gums.
It should be noted that statistically the child’s fangs cut painfully weakened immunity. The healthier and stronger the baby is, the more quietly it will proceed the process of the emergence of a new tooth. Side effects can be different and each child has to manifest in its own way, but the most common are:
- high fever which can reach 39 degrees and hold for a few days;
- violation of the chair due to the excess saliva that the baby swallows;
- rash and irritation around the mouth, which induced excessive salivation;
- the development of the gag reflex, which causes a large accumulation of saliva in baby’s mouth.
An experienced specialist will not be difficult to distinguish between the common cold and infection from the symptoms of cutting teeth. There are cases when the teeth erupt in parallel with the symptoms of intestinal infection. Then the doctor needs to send a young patient to additional tests.
Fangs and hyperthermia
Most parents confuse the disease with the process, when the tooth penetrates the first child. Of course, it is necessary to control body temperature, which should not stay high for more than 3 days. Hypothermia is seen in many kids, don’t be afraid, but to monitor the temperature of the body. Heat should not be above 38 degrees, if the temperature does not subside, you should call a doctor who will rule out any infection or virus in the body of the child. Doctors advise not to bring down the temperature below 38 degrees to avoid stress on the body of the baby. But even 1 day delay in treatment of a viral infection, can harm child’s body.