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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Marina | 2012/07/05

Q.

10 yr old with wisdom tooth

Good afternoon

My 10 yr old daughter has had an abscess on the back of her gums. I initially thought this is a wisdom tooth coming out, but it''s been 2 weeks now and she is in pain and no tooth has come up.
Is it a wisdom tooth or something else> 

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unlikley that your daughter's wisdom teeth are coming through at her age. It would be best to ask your dentist to see her as she may well have a cyst of her gum or even an abscess.

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