Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 3 - 2020
The Complications of Applying the Tooth Gel to Relieve the Teething Pain in Babies
Karimi M*
Department of Pediatrics Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Karimi M, Department of Pediatrics Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran.
Received: November 25, 2019; Published: February 28, 2020


Baby tooth gel is very effective in reducing tooth pain in infants when it comes to teething, but most experts suggest that instead of using these gels, teething toys can be an appropriate tool to soothe the pain. According to health professionals in FDA, there have been reports of the incidence of methemoglobinemia and the potentially fatal side effects of benzocaine anesthetic sprays used to numb mouth and throat during medical use or use at home. Unfortunately, Benzocaine anesthetic gels or solutions are sold in the pharmacy without a prescription and are frequently used to relieve pain during tooth decay and burning of the mouth and gums, and etc. Hence, this type of anesthetic is not recommended by the FDA for children under two years of age.

Keywords: Tooth Gel; Pain; Babies


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Citation: Karimi M. “The Complications of Applying the Tooth Gel to Relieve the Teething Pain in Babies”. EC Paediatrics 9.3 (2020): 01-06.

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