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My six year old daughter hasn't been eating too much for the past four days, says she feels something stuck in teeth, does anyone know what could be wro?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Which Teeth: She may have teeth erupting in the back (6 year molars) she may be gettin loose teeth up front usually starting with the centrals on the lower. She may literally have something in her teeth. Take a good look. Make sure to encourage her to keep eating but if concerned see a dentist for care and consult.
Dr. Jeff Kimble
Dentistry 22 years experience
Could be something..: It really could be something stuck, like a popcorn kernel, or meat. Try some floss first. It also could be decay between the teeth that has caused a tooth to breakdown and has irritated the gum. Have your dentist check it out.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Teething possibly: Most children start teething between 5 1/2 ; 6 1/2. Loose teeth could make her feel like something is stuck there. Go see your daughter's pediatric dentist for an exam. They will be able to help you.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Something stuck: Many possibilities including food impaction between teeth, erupting 6 year permanent molars, loosening baby teeth, cavity, gum trauma, burn, and other possibilities. If flossing between her teeth does not provide relief, please have her see her General Dentist or Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) immediately.

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