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A 37-year-old female asked:

My 14 year old daughter is getting her wisdom teeth + wont go to the dentist. there is no way i can persuade her, is there a pain relief, not bonjella?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Must see dentist: You are the parent, and you have to do what is right for your child. You must take her to a dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. If it is the early eruption (wisdom are 18 year molars) then she needs to be treated carefully, comfortably and definitively. Pain meds will not work.
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Wait: Sometimes pain is a very motivating factor. If the pain continues, she will eventually seek help. Pick your battles with a 14 year old.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Endure Pain or Not: Age 14 is about 3 years too young for wisdom teeth to start coming in and hurting - unless they are in a very bad position placing pressure on the adjacent teeth. It is possible that she has an infection in the 1st or 2nd molars and just thinking it is the 3rd molar (wisdom teeth). No matter, only getting dental treatment will take away the pain. If no dentist = she could get very sick!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Try harder: First, it's not impossible but is early for her to start having problems with wisdom teeth. My fear is that perhaps she has another problem, which may even be more serious. If she said she "wasn't going to school" or she "wasn't coming home until 2 am", would you be able to persuade her? Think about it and then come up with something. Remember, you are the parent and responsible for her health.

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