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When does a child's canine teeth get cut?
When does a child's canine teeth get cut?

Teething in babies is a parent's headache. Adults complain of sleepless nights, tantrums of babies during this period, in which it is quite difficult to help the child calm down. The temperature rises, indigestion appears, he refuses to eat.

When the canines - or the eye teeth - are cut, in addition to the usual symptoms, a runny nose, conjunctivitis, and salivation increase. How can you help a child when fangs are cut and how to alleviate this condition?

How many months are milk teeth and canines cut?

Babies develop teeth at different times. Some completely irresponsible babies begin to bite their nursing parents as early as 2 months, others at 4-5. You can even agree with the third group of children - their first milk teeth appear by 9 months or even by the year. In most cases, breastfeeding ends, and mommy fails to experience all the "beauty" of the process.

The relative time parameters for the appearance of teeth are the following time periods:

  • 6-9 months - incisors on the central part of the lower and upper jaw alternately;
  • by 10-12 months, the lateral incisors - first the upper, and then the lower;
  • from 12 to 15 months - the first molars, starting from the upper jaw;
  • eruption of canines begins at 16 months.

If a canine is cut in a child, the painful symptoms intensify, since its root is located next to the optic nerve.

That is why these teeth are often called eye teeth. Therefore, lacrimation is added to the usual soreness and general malaise.

Parents constantly ask others and pediatricians, how long does it take to cut fangs in children, when they are already crawling out? The process is painful for kids and his family - his whims intensify, and relatives feel powerless, not knowing how to help?

Symptoms of teething

The symptoms of eruption of canines differ little from the signs of the appearance of the rest of the "members" of the dentition. The temperature rises - it can reach 38 ° C, moodiness appears, the child's gums turn red and swell, salivation increases, and a digestive upset may occur.

But there are also special signs of the appearance of eye teeth: conjunctivitis, nasal congestion, increased lacrimation, even when the baby is in a good mood.

Parents should carefully monitor the condition of the baby - this condition is too similar to the onset of infectious processes. In some cases, teething is waiting for a long time, and then it turns out that children need to be treated for bacterial or viral infections in a severe stage - time is lost, microorganisms have already penetrated deeply, the first complications have appeared.

When teeth are teething, the immune status of the body decreases. Against this background, secondary infection may appear. Therefore, babies need to be provided with comfortable conditions - to prevent hypothermia, not to allow them to contact others whose health status is doubtful - they have either already been ill or are getting sick.

How can you help your baby during a difficult period?

To help children experience less suffering, adults can relieve their condition in the following ways.

  1. Purchase special "rodents" made of silicone from the pharmacy chain, which are frozen before use. The cold soothes sore gums, relieves pain in them. Of course, teethers periodically need to be sterilized and frozen, so it is advisable to buy a couple at once;
  2. If there is no "rodent", it can be replaced by a clean terry towel - or rather, its corner, which also went through the "thermal treatment" in the refrigerator;
  3. If the baby is already eating adult food, then he is offered to nibble dry bread or a slice of apple to relieve pain;
  4. There is another way - gum massage. It is done by adults, after putting on a rubber fingertip on the finger to protect the inflamed mucous membrane of the gums from germs. During the massage, you can use chamomile oil or honey - if you are not allergic to it.

Parents need to be warned right away - no alcohol-containing products are used to alleviate the condition in babies. When absorbed into the bloodstream in a child, alcohol intoxication can be caused. There are special anesthetic gels that rub the gums, but their use must be discussed with the local pediatrician. The most commonly recommended pain relievers are Calgel or Mundizal. Before use, you should read the instructions and avoid overdose.

It is recommended to bring down the temperature when the fangs are cut in a child only with products containing paracetamol. If possible, drugs should be purchased in the form of suppositories.

During teething, children often spit up, they are constantly nauseous, and oral administration during this time may be ineffective. Suppositories begin to work within 5-10 minutes after application.

Difficult period

It is impossible to say exactly how long the fangs erupt. Some children suffer from swollen gums and painful symptoms for 2-3 months, others cope with the restoration of the dentition in a few days.

Cases are even described when babies have no teeth for a long time, parents are already beginning to worry - suddenly they never grow up, and then the baby wakes up in the morning - and at the same time the incisors, the molars, and the eye ones appeared.

But pediatricians ask parents to devote more attention to the health of children during this period.

You can take the signs of infectious diseases for the symptoms of teething - they are so similar, and the condition needs to be differentiated.

You should not wait for everything to go away on its own - if the temperature cannot be brought down, nutritional adjustments cannot cope with indigestion, you need to contact a pediatrician.

Until the diagnosis is made, the baby should be given more water - it is necessary to avoid dehydration and rinse the nose so that mucus does not enter the respiratory tract, provoking an inflammatory process.

The child should be distracted, dealt with, show more affection - then it will be easier for him to get through a difficult period. A lot depends on parents - you don't need to rely entirely on nature.

Difficult everyday life for parents

Milk teeth in children begin to fall out by school age - they are replaced by permanent, molars. The absolute norm - when the change should take place - is also not precisely established.

First, the front incisors fall out, then the lateral ones, the lateral molars appear, and only then the canines. Palatine arches line up completely at 11-12 years old, and wisdom teeth - molars - can crawl out by 16-25-30 years or not erupt at all.

Canine teeth in adolescence can be a problem for children and their parents. Quite often you have to deal with a situation where they do not have enough space in the main dentition, and they form a second row or grow crooked. The sooner the parents pay attention to this and take the teenager to the dentist, the easier it is to correct the situation.

An even dentition is not only a beautiful smile, it is also a clear diction and healthy digestion. There is also a minimal risk of an increase in the activity of pathogenic bacteria - food will not get stuck between the teeth.

To overcome the unpleasant symptoms caused by the appearance of molars, grown-up children have to already without the help of their parents.

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