Thursday, August 25, 2011

Teething in a 6 year old?

Teething pains. In a six year old.

We all know about the teething that happens in the first year of your child's life.
But not too many people are familiar with the teething that happens when a child in 6.
At the age of 6 years old, or so, your child will get in their first adult molars.
They are called, 6 year molars.
These teeth are the largest teeth that anyone will ever have in their mouths.
These teeth are not the little pointy teeth that little kids get in the front of their mouths.
These teeth are large and flat.
They need to place more force in order to break through the gums then the little ones do.

Therefore, if your child is around the age of 6 years and they complain about pain
way in the back of their mouth they may just be teething all over again.
Its always a good idea to get things checked out by a dental
professional just to insure that they do not have active cavities causing this ache.
But more often then not it will simply be the child's first molars coming in.

The best thing to do is treat this case of tooth eruption just like the others.
A mild over the counter pain killer such as Tylenol or ibuprofen and
then some orajel at the spot the tooth is coming in.

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