Symptoms of teething
The signs evoking teething are variable from one child to another and even from one tooth to another. Among the unmistakable symptoms, here are the ones that should make you think of teething:
- Irritability. Your baby is restless, fussy, cries easily. The pain makes him irascible.
- Swollen gums. We can even speak of “doubling of the gums”. Swollen or even swollen and sensitive to pressure, the gums are sensitized by the breakthrough of the teeth.
- Red or even blue gums. They change color as they swell. The area close to teething is then darker than the rest of the gums.
- Red and irritated buttocks. Diaper rash often accompanies dental diarrhea.
- Red cheeks. This redness often appears on the side of the push, where the tooth breaks through.
- A desire to bite. Your child puts all the objects he catches in his mouth and tries to chew on them.
- Abundant salivation. Your baby is salivating and drooling more than usual. This abundant salivation is important: it keeps the mouth hydrated and protects the gums when pushing.
- A fever. It should be of moderate intensity.
- A loss of appetite. Your child is less hungry than usual and balks at mealtimes.
- Difficulties falling asleep. He does not want to sleep and his sleep is disturbed, he wakes up during the night.