Permanent Molars:Teething-Round 2?

Mosby’s Dental Dictionary limits the definition of teething to the eruption of the primary, or baby teeth.  My personal feeling is that the definition should include any tooth erupting into a previously unoccupied space in the mouth.  This definition would then include all of the permanent molars.  The permanent molars erupt about every 6 years.  […]


Teething is defined as the eruption of primary, or baby teeth, which is preceded by an increase in saliva production and flow (drooling).  Young children may become restless and irritable during this time period.  Parents may become frustrated by not knowing how to help their child during this time.  Teething is accompanied by inflammation of […]