When chompers first begin erupting from your child’s jaw and through their gums, you’re definitely going to enjoy the process as much as they will: that is to say not very much. This eruption process can be difficult for the child, making their gums throbby and tender. Imagine the sensation of a new tooth emerging through some of the soft tissue spots of your oral cavity, and you’ll recognize quickly why this is an uneasy time for infants. Here at our location in Enid, OK, we want to help you take care of your children!
To mitigate some of the pains of teething in your child, we recommend you rub their gums with your (clean) fingers or a gauze pad. Soothing the sore gums is vital, so try cool your finger or the gauze pad with some cold water before rubbing the child’s gums. If this proves ineffective, we recommend reaching our office for advanced help.
You can make a visit with Dr. Chris Fagan and the Brush Pediatric & Family Dentistry team by calling 580-233-0043 or by visiting their Enid, Oklahoma, location. Don’t hesitate: the wellbeing of your child is depending on you, and we’ll be here to help you both maintain the strong, bright, shiny smiles you so deserve. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!