At age 3, your child will likely have all of their baby teeth. Once they turn about 6 years old, their permanent or adult teeth should start to come in. This transition may last until your child turns 21 or older. You may notice that during this transition, your child experiences the same symptoms they did when they were teething.
Some of these symptoms include a mild fever, a reduced appetite for solid foods, irritability, drooling, ear-rubbing, a facial rash, vomiting, and sucking. Out of all of these symptoms, the fever is one that most parents do not know how to treat.
In a study, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation found that although there is a correlation between teething and mild fevers, any fever above 102 degrees Fahrenheit was not associated with teething. If your child has a fever that is above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, you should take them to the doctor to determine if they are suffering from any type of bacterial infection.
In the event that your child has a mild fever because of their transition to adult teeth, you can expect it to go away when their teeth erupt. You should only give your child over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen if the fever is negatively impacting their daily routine. If you do have to administer medicine, be sure that you are aware of the correct dosage for your child’s age and weight and use a medication that has not been expired.
Visit Triangle Pediatric Dentistry Today
If you are concerned about your child’s fever or any other serious symptoms like vomiting, ear pain, and irritability, you should schedule an appointment at Triangle Pediatric Dentistry as soon as possible by calling 919-435-7660. We’ll take a close look at your child’s mouth, determine the exact cause of their symptoms, and educate you on next steps. Being just north of Raleigh, NC we offer a very convenient Wake Forest office.