How to Deal With 2-Year Molars
If you are the parent of a young child, then you have certainly experienced teething. It can be a tough time to overcome, but the following article offers some strategies on how to get through this phase of growth.
Getting 2-year molars can cause significant discomfort, and a child may not be able to communicate the cause of the pain.
Parents and caregivers can look for signs of the molars coming in. The child may:
- be chewing on toys, their fingers, or clothing
- be drooling more than usual
- be unusually irritable
- have a low-grade rectal temperature of about 99.0°F or 37.2°C
Two-year molars and dental pain do not lead to higher-grade fevers or an upset stomach. A child with either symptom may have a cold or a stomach-related illness.
A child’s teething symptoms may seem to grow worse at night when the child is tired and has fewer distractions from the pain.
A child experiencing pain in the gums and mouth may not be inclined to show the area to an adult. Singing a song or playing a game that involves sticking out the tongue and opening the mouth wide can help.
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