Oral Health

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Posted by: Belinda | 2009/11/12

Q.

Sore tooth

Hi Dr

My daughter is 9 with a sore tooth. It is the molar behind the eyetooth at the top. I took her to the dentist some weeks ago for it and the dentist took x-rays and said it is sore because the new tooth is starting to press down on it. Could the new molar already be pressing down when she is so young, and her eye teeth have not fallen out yet? Her mouth is so sore at the moment that she refuses to eat. Should I take her back to the dentist to check it again? I just hate to do this as I get charged every time for basically nothing.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

it is not a molar that is erupting it is the premolar.
The premolars erupt before the canine teeth- so this is quite normal

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Posted by: dental expert | 2009/11/12

it is not a molar that is erupting it is the premolar.
The premolars erupt before the canine teeth- so this is quite normal

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