The journey of your baby’s first tooth usually begins at the tender age of six months. But before you ever see a tooth, a baby will usually show symptoms that let you know that their first tooth is on its way. The gums may be a little tender and they may drool and chew on things. A baby may even develop a facial rash from the drooling. It’s not unusual for parents to be unsure of what the symptoms mean or attribute totally unrelated symptoms to the teething process. Fortunately, the Arlington, TX dental team of Fielder Park Dental know what to look for and are happy to help you understand the process.
What’s Going On…
Dr. Chip Mercer, Dr. William Saunders, Dr. Zimmerer, and Dr. Petty understand how easy it is to mistakenly link unrelated symptoms to teething. By the time a child is thirty months old, they will have repeatedly gone through the process to get their set of twenty teeth, and you will know what to expect.
Teething can be stressful for some babies and children. As a result, the stress associated with teething may make a baby or child more susceptible to common childhood illnesses. This is why other unrelated symptoms may be present in addition to symptoms that are actually linked to the teething process. Sleep disturbances, high fevers, vomiting, coughing, diarrhea, excessive crying, coughing, and a refusal to drink water, are not related to teething, and you will want to get those checked out for other common conditions.
Your Arlington Texas Dental team is here to help you understand how to take care of your child through this stressful but exciting process — don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation and for you child’s first dental visit!