Many mothers are worried and anxious when babies experience teething. Teething in infants is very normal, but usually this is accompanied by various symptoms and conditions that are less pleasant and make the baby uncomfortable. This condition is often referred to as teething syndrome or baby growth syndrome.
What is teething syndrome?
The teething syndrome is a syndrome that often occurs when a baby grows teeth, marked by the growth of the first tooth or primary teeth that begin to break through the gums. The teething syndrome usually occurs when a baby is 6 months old. but it is normal for babies to start teething as they enter the age of 3 to 12 months. As we get older, babies will have complete milk teeth, amounting to as many as 20 teeth at the age of about 3 years.
The lower front teeth are usually the first teeth to grow. Then followed by the growth of the upper front teeth about 1 to 2 months later. The growth of molars is the thing that doesn’t make them the most comfortable, because compared to the process of other teething, the molars make the torn gums wider and this is of course accompanied by pain.
What are the signs and symptoms of a child who is experiencing teething syndrome?
At first, the baby will have difficulty eating and refuse all the food offered to him, because they are feeling uncomfortable due to the growth of teeth. Teeth that grow will tear the gums and cause pain and the gums become swollen. Symptoms appear 3 to 5 days before the teeth grow and will disappear when the teeth have appeared or seen. But not infrequently also babies do not feel anything when experiencing this syndrome.
Not only does it feel pain, but babies will also bite their fingers or toys to reduce the pain that results from growing teeth. But each baby may experience different symptoms.
The following are common symptoms that are often experienced by babies who are experiencing teething syndrome:
- Easy to get angry and fussy
- Sleep disturbed
- Gums become swollen
- Saliva becomes a lot
- Rash and red around the mouth
- Babies often brush their teeth or ears, as a result of the pain that arises
But it turns out, only these symptoms will appear and are related to the teething syndrome in infants. If your baby has other symptoms like the one below, you should be alert and immediately take him to the doctor:
- Cold and cough
- Prolonged fuss
- Rashes throughout the body
Does teething syndrome cause babies to get fever and vomiting?
Although until now many have assumed that children who are teething have a fever, but there is no research and theory that states that teething can cause fever. Fever may occur as a result of the baby having an infection in another area.
The process of teething also does not cause vomiting and these two things have nothing to do. And various pediatricians also state that teething syndrome does not cause the baby to experience a cold, cough, diarrhea, or fever.
How do the stages of teething in infants occur?
- Frontal incisors: 6-12 months
- Canines: 16-23 months
- The first Graham tooth: 13-19 months
- Second graham teeth: 22-24 months
And the baby will have complete milk teeth if they enter the age of 2-3 years. For the third Graham tooth, it will grow in some people when he is around 20 years old.
What should you do when your baby has the teething syndrome?
Teething is a natural process that occurs in infants, so that if the process comes with various symptoms that make the baby uncomfortable and fussy, then the mother must make it comfortable. You can do a number of things to ease the pain they feel, such as:
- Use your finger – it must be clean – to gently rub the baby’s gums that will be overgrown with teeth for 2 minutes.
- Give Amber teething necklace to reduce saliva and pain in babies
- Along with teething, then start introducing babies with a variety of healthy solid foods.