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my four year old son is crying complaining and pain in his back gums, what could it be?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Pain in gums: It may be a deep cavity, an infected tooth,or another dental issue. Make an appointment for your son to visit a dentist.
Answered on Jan 26, 2015
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Teething ?: A distinct possibility. Best bet is to have a local dentist take a look.
Answered on Jan 26, 2015
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a pedodontist : a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth.
Answered on Jul 6, 2017
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
35 years experience Pain Management
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Agree 100%.
Jan 27, 2015
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
This is a four year old child. They DO NOT need to be seen by a periodontist. They do need to be seen by a Pediatric Dentist.
Jan 27, 2015
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
This is a four year old. They DO NOT need a periodontist. They need to be seen by a Pediatric Dentist.
Jan 27, 2015
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Cavities are usually: the most common cause for tooth and gum pain in a four year old child. Most children are done teething on baby teeth by that age and will not get permanent molars till age six. You need to have them evaluated by a Pediatric Dentist. In the mean time keep the area gently clean and avoid sweet and sticky foods.
Answered on Jan 27, 2015

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