Parents are advised against giving their young children painkillers during teething. There are better ways of soothing baby such as applying pressure.
– The child is their best teacher in the regulation of pain and pressure. They will know when and how much pressure to apply to relieve their pain and discomfort.
– You should provide a plain but solid teething ring which allows the baby to apply pressure on their own.
– Try massaging baby’s gums with a clean finger or a cooled washcloth to provide some relief.
“It’s important to respond to your baby when it comes to coping with the pain,” he said in a university news release. “Your baby may want more pressure or less pressure, so it’ll take a lot of experimenting to see what works and which areas of the gums are most sensitive.”
Dr. Sam Etemadi DDS Lund University – Sweden July 1998
Dr Sam Etemadi DDS graduated from Lund University in Sweden with a degree in dental surgery (DDS) in 1998. His career has encompassed both national health and private practice with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Etemadi also has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and holds a certificate in endodontology gained from University of Chester.