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teething

 [tēth´ing]
eruption of the teeth through the gums. The average infant cuts the first tooth between the sixth and ninth months. The full set of 20 baby teeth erupt gradually over a period up to about 30 months, the customary pattern being the arrival of two teeth, one on each side of the jaw, at a time.



Evidence of teething includes drooling, a compulsion to put objects into the mouth, and unusual crankiness. Some babies seem to be more bothered by teething than others, and different teeth affect the same baby in different ways.

It was long fashionable to ascribe any baby ailment to teething, despite the considerable harm such a hasty diagnosis often did by delaying recognition of the real trouble. Although teething sometimes may cause a slight fever, any such symptom should be watched carefully for further developments.
Teething: Eruption of primary teeth. From Betz et al., 1994.

teeth·ing

(tēth'ing),
Eruption or "cutting" of the teeth, especially of the deciduous teeth.
Synonym(s): odontiasis

teething

(tē′thĭng)
n.
The eruption through the gums of the primary teeth.

teeth·ing

(tēdh'ing)
Eruption or, colloquially, cutting of the teeth, especially of the deciduous teeth; inflammation of the gingival tissues during this period may cause a temporary painful condition.

teething

The eruption of the primary teeth. This usually starts around the age of 6 or 7 months and all 20 primary teeth have usually erupted within 30 months. Teething often causes fretfulness but is not a cause of fever, convulsions, diarrhoea or loss of appetite.

teeth·ing

(tēdh'ing)
Eruption or "cutting" of teeth, especially deciduous teeth.
Synonym(s): odontiasis.

Patient discussion about teething

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

Q. What are wisdom teeth? Why so many people talk about them and suffer from them?

A. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. Wisdom teeth present potential problems when they are misaligned – they can position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. Wisdom teeth that lean toward the second molars make those teeth more vulnerable to decay by entrapping plaque and debris. In addition, wisdom teeth can be entrapped completely within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone or only partially break through or erupt through the gum. For complete article: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/wisdom-teeth This one is good also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_teeth Hope this helps.

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