6 Year Molars Coming in at Age 4 – Should I Be Worried?

Posted .

The majority of children begin to lose their baby teeth at age 6. This transition from baby to permanent teeth typically lasts until they are 12 or 13.

When your child’s 6 year molars come in, you may notice they are a bit uncomfortable. They will likely display the same symptoms they had when they were teething infants. Some of these symptoms include swollen gums, mild fever, and diarrhea.

The good news is that you can ease your child’s symptoms and help them feel better by giving them pain medication, feeding them more liquid foods such as smoothies and mashed bananas, and showing them how to brush their teeth correctly.

If your child’s 6 year molars come in when they are 4, you may worried and unsure whether this is normal. We suggest that you schedule an appointment at our office so that our dentists can examine your child’s mouth and check for any dental-related issues.

In some case, what appears to be 6 year molars erupting early is actually tooth abscess. This is an infection at the root of the tooth or between the tooth and gum. Left untreated, it can lead to significant pain and spread. If your child happens to be have tooth abscess, you can count on our dentists to treat it right away. If you are in the Richmond, VA area, there are a number of dental options available as well.

Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If your child is 4 years old and you believe their 6 year molars have came in early, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our office. Call us today at 703-439-1214.