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The process of the eruption of the primary dentition in infants. It is often characterized by increased salivation, localized inflammation, and pain. There may also be systemic involvement with diarrhoea and a raised temperature, although these symptoms may be coincidental. Treatment is aimed at achieving symptomatic relief with an antipyretic and analgesic such as paediatric paracetamol (trade names: Cupal, Panadol, Calpol) or by the topical application of a proprietary teething gel (trade names: Bonjela, Teejel).

Subjects: Dentistry.

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