Ways to Soothe Teething Pain at Home
Watching your infant go through the pain of teething is not easy. At Prescott Dentistry, we care about you, and we care about your family—and that includes the tiniest members of the family whose baby teeth are just developing. There are ways to soothe teething pain at home so your child can feel better as their new teeth appear. While our dental office primarily offers dental services for adults, we also have a the following suggestions for our patients with young children experiencing the pain of growing new teeth.
How Should I Treat Teething Pain?
Teething pain varies for every child. Some children will experience a slight fever, red or tender gums, irritability, the desire to chew on toys, and even drooling. When baby teeth are being pushed to the surface of the gums, it can be quite painful for your child.
Here are some ways to alleviate the discomfort:
- Using an oral gel or light pain-reliever that our dentist office can prescribe for you.
- Treating the pain with a cold item, such as a frozen teething ring or a chilled pacifier.
- Chewing on something squishy, like a soft toy or a clean teddy bear. Allowing gentle chewing on clean fingers can even help relieve their pain.
Make sure to wipe away excess drool and to only let your child teethe on clean objects like disinfected toys or teething rings. Oral hygiene is very important, especially when new teeth are being formed. When your child is already going through the uncomfortable feeling of their teeth pushing through, the last thing they need to experience is becoming ill from dirty toys or germ-covered teething rings.
Fortunately for both your child and yourself, teething discomfort only lasts for a brief period of time. With these three ways to soothe teething pain at home and a bit of patience, your baby’s teething discomfort will soon be a thing of the past. And before you know it, your their baby teeth will have grown in, and baby will be back to cooing and giggling and resting quietly in your arms. At Prescott Dentistry, we use natural approaches to dental worries, and that’s one reason we’re suggesting natural ways to help children during the teething process. And Moms and Dads of all ages, you’ll be glad to know we also offer a complimentary comfort menu to our adult patients, to help you feel more at ease and make your dental office experience an enjoyable and peaceful visit.