Systemic and local teething disturbances: prevalence in a clinic for infants

J Dent Child (Chic). Jan-Apr 2004;71(1):24-6.


The aim of this study was to present data as reported by parents on primary tooth eruption and the occurrence of local and systemic manifestations in children ages 0 to 3 years seen at the baby clinic of the Araçatuba Dental School, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil. Data from 1,813 records were analyzed, yielding 1,165 records suitable for review. Some type of local and/or systemic manifestation during primary tooth eruption was reported for 95% (1,129) children studied. The predominant manifestation was gingival irritation (85%), while the least frequent symptom (26%) was a runny nose.

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diarrhea / etiology
  • Fever / etiology
  • Gingival Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / etiology
  • Infant
  • Irritable Mood
  • Salivation
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / etiology
  • Tooth Eruption / physiology*
  • Tooth, Deciduous