Teething is the process of new teeth emerging from underneath the gums. This occurs for people at many different stages in life. Very few infants are born with any teeth. During the first year most babies will get several of them. Older children teeth as well when they start getting their back molars. Around the age of 18 or so adults will begin to get their wisdom teeth coming in.
Many animals such as puppies also teeth so if you notice your pet not eating well that could be the cause of it. This can also result in them chewing on anything they can get access to. It is important to keep dangerous items out of their reach. You also want to keep things such as your shoes where they can’t chew on them either.
The teething process is different for each person. Some children go to be happy and then wait up with a new tooth. For others it can be days of a fever, having a hard time chewing, and even feeling sick to their stomach. You can give children and adults various types of remedies to help relief the pain.
Aspirin can help with the inflammation of the teething process. There are also liquids you can rub on the gums to help numb them for a while. It may taste bad for a while but soon the relief will be there. The area may be tender for several days as the tooth is trying to emerge from it. Do your best to keep your mouth clean. If it is too painful to brush in that area then at least make sure you rinse several times a day with mouthwash.
During the teething process it may be hard to continue eating hard foods. Try to increase the amount of liquids as well as to give soft foods. Oatmeal, pudding, and soup are all easy to consume during the teething process. They will also fill a person up so they aren’t really hungry.
Teething is a very natural process for both people and animals. Should there seem to be any complications though you can see a doctor. Sometimes wisdom teeth are infected as they come in and dental care is required. If you aren’t sure what to do for your pet you can take them to the vet for a check up.