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12 Year Old Molars Hurt
The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more
12 year molars coming at 18 acting like wisdoms/painful. Dentist wants to pull 2 baby teeth instead of 12 year molars?
12 year molars: People who are congenitally missing wisdom teeth often have late eruption of 12 year molars. There are things you can do to relieve pain...talk to your Dentist. Over-retained baby teeth, as they are larger than the premolars that are supposed to replace them, cause occlusion problems. Before you do anything see a specialist Orthodontist for free exam to discuss long-term occlusion management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Motrin, Advil (ibuprofen): Teething pain from second permanent (12 yr old) molars is usually not very severe. Rarely these teeth can be impacted. If your teenager is experiencing severe pain from these teeth they need to be evaluated by their dentist, severe pain in not normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Count back: From the front. At the middle of the front you should have 2 incisors, one eyetooth, then 2 bicuspids. The next tooth behind the bicuspids is the first molar followed by the 12 year molar and finally the wisdom tooth. If you are missing molars and they drifted out of position, even a dentist would have a hard time identifying which is which.. ...Read more
I wouldn't: The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg and the average 7 yo (@20kg) would take no more than 200 mg at one time. ...Read more
My son lost his baby front teeth 2 months ago, and he still doesn't have his permanant teeth yet?
Mercury is a worry: Yellow tail tuna and many other fish (both freshwater and salt) can have varying amounts of mercury. Limiting or not using most of these fish is smart. Raw tuna (sushi) is especially risky. See this site on amounts and frequency, depending on location, source, etc. Kids & pregnant women are especially vulnerable to toxic effects of mercury.http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/protect.asp ...Read more
See a dentist!: One is poor oral hygiene, with the paque/tarter not being removed effectively or cavities, two could be meds or supplements that the child is taking or chewing. Three, if the mother had tetracycline antibiotic when pregnant or the child being placed on tetracycline at an early age, the permanent, developing teeth take on a darken bluish brown coloration. This doesn't happen as much as now. Juice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 15 yr old had her top canines pulled over a yr ago. They still haven't grown back. She only has 14 adult teeth (8 fully grown) Is this normal?
Have you seen a dr?: If you have regular intercourse during the time of the month when your wife is ovulating for one year without conceiving, that is considered a fertility problem. I recommend you see a fertility specialist if possible. The problem could just be with the timing and frequency of sex, but if that is not a problem, then there could be an issue with either or both of you. Sometimes it is simple. ...Read more
Activity/healthydiet: You need to eat a healthy diet (3 meals/day) and regular exercise doing activities that you enjoy. You should review your weight and your height and your eating habits with your doctor for further information and consider an evaluation with a nutritionist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer