My 6 year old son has his permanent molar coming in and it has been the most painful thing for him. It has swelled, but he does not have an infection. I have tried local numbing medication but it doesn't help. I do not like to give him oral pain medications too frequently, but he is in such pain that I do not know what else to do. Any other recommendations will be great.
If you Google, Teething Pain, 6 year molars, American Dental Association- you will discover it is quite common to experience pain. The tooth is breaking through the skin.
Remember, it is no different than when infants gnaw on everything, drool and become fussy as those front teeth come in.
Answer by feralxat at 12:16 PM on Jul. 13, 2013
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Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:32 PM on Jul. 13, 2013
Since Motrin has an anti-inflammatory in it, that would probably help most w/ his discomfort. If the topical stuff like Ora-gel isn't working, then I guess a Popsicle would be your next best choice. I suppose rubbing the gums with whiskey is out of the question?! lol :p GL - I hope he gets better soon :)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:42 PM on Jul. 13, 2013
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