Signs that your Child may be Teething
The process of teething is never the same from child to child. Some have their teeth grow in early and rapidly, and others have a longer wait. No matter how fast or slow a child’s teeth are growing in, there are a number of teething symptoms to watch out for. It is important to be aware of these symptoms so you can help your child through the teething process.
Some of the main signs that your child is teething are:
- Increased drooling
- A tooth visible below the gum
- Swollen, bulging gums
- Turning away food
- Pulling on ears
- Difficulty sleeping
One of these symptoms alone does not mean that a child has a tooth growing in. But if you observe a few of these symptoms at the same, then teething is the likely culprit. For even more signs and information check out our Teething Video. It is advised that you schedule an appointment to make sure the teeth are growing in properly and that everything is alright with your child’s oral health.
Symptoms that may not be Teething
There are some symptoms that are occasionally related to teething, but it is important to be aware of non-related symptoms that could be something more serious.
These symptoms include:
- Fever over 102oF
- Decreased appetite for liquids
- Rash other than facial rash
- Cough and congestion
If your child is experiencing some of these symptoms and none of the teething symptoms listed above, it is advised to call a Doctor to make sure something more serious is not happening.
Overall, teething is a natural process that every child will experience. To learn more or if you believe your child is teething, contact Dr. Payam for a visit.