When to Call a Doctor
Home treatment usually helps relieve minor Reference teething Opens New Window symptoms such as discomfort, drooling, and irritability. But talk to your doctor if your child has other symptoms that become severe or last longer than a couple of days.
Also, talk to your doctor about any other teething concerns, such as if your child:
- Is age 18 months and has not had any teeth come in.
- Has visible signs of Reference tooth decay Opens New Window.
- Has permanent teeth coming in before the Reference primary teeth are lost, resulting in a double row of teeth.
- Has a small jaw or a birth defect of the mouth or jaw, such as Reference cleft palate Opens New Window.
- Has any facial injury that has damaged a tooth or gums.
If your doctor considers it necessary, he or she may refer your child to a Reference dentist Opens New Window who specializes in children's teething problems.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 20, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics