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- Patient Comments: Teething - Baby's First Tooth
- Teething facts
- What is teething?
- When do babies start teething?
- What are the signs and symptoms of teething?
- Can teething cause a fever?
- Can teething cause vomiting?
- What is the order of tooth eruption in infants?
- How long does teething last?
- When should I call the pediatrician about teething pain?
- What medications are used to treat teething pain?
- What home remedies provide relief for teething pain?
- How do I care for my baby's new teeth?
- When should my child see the dentist?
Can teething cause a fever?
Even though grandmothers may debate the findings, research has not shown a causal relationship between teething and development of a fever. Viral infections, which commonly occur independently simultaneous with dental eruptions, may product a fever. However, there is no teething virus.
Can teething cause vomiting?
What is the order of tooth eruption in infants?
The following is the general order of eruption of primary teeth:
- Central incisors: 6-12 months of age
- Lateral incisors: 9-16 months of age
- Canine teeth: 16-23 months of age
- First molars: 13-19 months of age
- Second molars: 22-24 months of age
Between 6 to 12 years of age, the roots of these 20 "baby" teeth degenerate, allowing their replacement with 32 permanent "adult" teeth. The third molars ("wisdom teeth") have no preceding "baby" version and generally erupt in mid to late adolescence. Because of their tendency to promote crowding and crooked orientation, they are often removed.
How long does teething last?
Children will commonly have variable discomfort during the few days before tooth eruption through the gum line. Some babies are bothered more than others during the migration through the tissues deep to the gum line. Because of their shape, molars are more likely to be associated with teething discomfort.