How are teeth cut?
The terms of teething in a child are characterized by both biological age and the physiological properties of the body. Not only external, but also internal factors can affect the teething time. These factors may include: the nature of food, climatic conditions, the quality of drinking water. Thus, the terms of teething in children in different regions fluctuate. So, the hotter the climate, the earlier teeth erupt. Learn more about how long your teeth are being cut.
Terms teething milk teeth
By 6-8 months, the first baby teeth usually begin to erupt. In 12 months, as a rule, the baby has in its mouth already four upper incisors and as many lower ones. In 2 years, the first milk fangs and molars erupt. After another half a year, the second milk molars erupt. The complete formation of the dairy dentition, as a rule, is completed by three years. In total, at this age, the child must grow 20 milk teeth, which by the age of 5 begin to change to permanent ones. Sometimes it happens that by 9 months no tooth erupts in the child.What to do in this case? The main thing is not to worry ahead of time, since the delay in the eruption of temporary teeth within 6 months is considered quite natural. In this case, as a rule, boys erupt teeth later than girls. You should start by inspecting your baby’s gums. Most likely, they will look reddened and swollen or, on the contrary, thin and pale, and under them the edge of the tooth can be felt or seen. To speed up teething, you should purchase special ring toys that are teething stimulants. A light massage of the gum is also helpful. It is necessary to hold a clean finger.
Violation of terms of eruption of milk teeth
Understanding the question of how teeth are cut, one should pay attention to the next important point. Violation of terms of teething can be caused by a general growth inhibition due to any diseases, for example, with rickets. Therefore, be sure to consult with a pediatrician: perhaps the baby needs calcium supplements or a complex of vitamins to maintain normal mineral metabolism. Sometimes children have no teeth.In this case, if the baby is over a year old, it is necessary to consult a dentist for advice. Using an X-ray, you will need to check for tooth germs. Such a study can be carried out only as prescribed by a doctor and with great need, since X-ray exposure is unsafe for the child’s body. Today it is possible to reduce the harmful effects of X-rays. To do this, you need to take a picture using a radiovisiograph. This equipment is usually available in every modern dental clinic. It is necessary not only to know how teeth are cut in children, but also how the process of their loss occurs. After milk teeth erupt, gaps and crevices (tremés) disappear between them. This is the norm. However, before changing milk teeth to permanent ones, as the jaw grows, gaps between milk teeth should appear. This process is extremely necessary, since the size of the permanent teeth is larger than the milky ones, and if gaps do not form, then the permanent teeth will no longer fit in the jaw.In this way, “crooked” permanent teeth are obtained. Simultaneously with the formation of gaps and crevices between temporary teeth, the “resorption” of the roots of milk teeth also occurs. Then the teeth alternately loosen and, as a result, fall out.
How to understand that teeth are cut
All children have teeth cut differently. In some babies, this process is quite painless and practically does not affect the child's well-being. At the same time, other babies become extremely whiny, restless and capricious. It is often difficult for parents to understand that a tooth is being cut in their crumbs. So, watching the baby’s ailment, parents begin to treat it for various diseases. However, the teething process has several quite obvious signs.
- Loss of appetite is considered the most important symptom. This happens due to the fact that in the process of the appearance of teeth, the gums become very sensitive, so any contact with them causes discomfort and severe pain.
- Restless sleep is also a frequent sign of teething. And the baby becomes irritable, not only at night, but during the day. To calm him down is extremely difficult.But when the edge of a long-awaited tooth appears from the gum, all tantrums and moods pass by themselves.
- If a baby has a tooth erupted, the child starts to bite absolutely everything that can be brought to the mouth. So he tries to soothe the pain and itching in the gums.
- In addition, during teething, there is a strong salivation, due to which the skin around the mouth is irritated and redness appears with small pimples.
In addition to the above signs of how the first teeth are being cut, it is worthwhile to separately single out those that very often parents take for the development of a certain disease.
- So, often in children during teething, there is a disorder of the bowels - loose stools. According to experts, this is due to swallowed excess saliva.
- Increased body temperature in the baby is also a frequent sign of teething. The temperature rises due to inflammation of the gums. In this case, the temperature must be brought down with the help of any child's antipyretic agent. If within three days the temperature does not decrease, you should immediately show the baby to the doctor.
- When teething in some babies can be observed bluish tubercles.Child specialists reassure parents and argue that there is no cause for concern about the appearance of such hillocks. As a rule, they dissolve themselves and do not require medical intervention. In order to accelerate the disappearance of hematomas, as well as to ease the discomfort, you should apply a cold compress. Perhaps the pediatrician will suggest that you use a special anesthetic ointment for the gums, but you should not use it without a doctor's prescription.
- At times, the child may begin to complain of pains of a different nature in the area of the cheeks and ears. Kids begin to rub their cheeks and chin, pull themselves by the ears. This is due to the spread of pain from the gums to the ears and cheeks.