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Teething (cont.)

Are There Any Medications That Relieve Teething Pain?

No prescription medications are routinely given for teething.

What Is the Prognosis for Teething?

Teething is normal. Most infants and children eventually get all 20 primary teeth, which fall out and are replaced by 32 permanent teeth.


Markman, Lisa. "Teething." Pediatrics in Review 30.8 Aug. 2009.

United States. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "FDA Drug Safety Communication: Reports of a Rare, but Serious and Potentially Fatal Adverse Effect With the Use of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Benzocaine Gels and Liquids Applied to the Gums or Mouth." Apr. 7, 2011. <

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