Yeah, babies and teething...not to discount what babies go through but adult gums are tougher than baby gums too. My nephew lost his front teeth to a fireplace hearth when he was really small and having the permanent teeth come in was pure misery for him. My sympathy for anyone, whatever age, who is teething.
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