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Parent Beliefs about Infant Teething and Mothers’ Practices: A Survey of Tunisian Parents

Journal: International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science (IJDOS) (Vol.04, No. 05)

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Page : 476-480

Keywords : Deciduous Teeth; Tooth Eruption; Child; Symptoms; Tunisia;

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Aim: The purpose of this study was to find the relation between local and systemic manifestations during primary teeth eruption in the region of Tunis, Tunisia. Materials And Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study involving 300 children aged from 6 months to 6 years was conducted. Questionnaires were distributed to all mothers and were used to inquire on the local and systemic symptoms associated with teething and measures used to decrease signs and pain they described. Data entry and analysis were done using an SPSS program version 23.0. Results: Teething symptoms were reported in 90.3% (271/300) of the children. The most common findings were Fever (60.7 %) and drooling (57%), the least common symptom observed in the study was jugal erythema (16%). 42% of mothers took some action to resolve teething symptoms. Giving an object to chew (32.7%) was the most common method used. Conclusion: Many local and systemic symptoms were found during primary teeth eruption. Most manifestations were found during eruption of the primary incisors

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