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6 Year Old Molars

Hi ladies. I've already called my dentist about this, but just wanted to hear from any other mom's experiences with 6 year old molars. My son is 6 1/2 and is obviously getting teeth back there. He has been crying in pain and we have been giving him tylenol...the dentist said that it can be extremely painful and just give him pain relief for it. Did any one else's kids go through this? I hate to give him tylenol EVERY 4 hours for an extended time...plus my son LOVES it. I'm also trying to figure out when it REALLY hurts or if he just wants medicine. Maybe I should make some sugary juice concoction and see if that "medicine" helps just as much?? ha. just wondering if anyone had any experience with this. Thanks. :)

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Tylenol does very little for pain, it is best for fevers - due to concerns over rye syndrome related to aspirin. Motrin is a better pain reliever. My daughter LOVES the taste of the tylenol too, and I have had those same concerns that she asks for it b/c it tastes good. Luckily, she hasn't had much pain getting the 6yo molars. Try motrin, and maybe pick one that is not his favorite flavor (if they offer more than one).

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Hi L.,

I just took my soon to be 6 1/2 turning 7 in August. I was also told that she is getting her 6 year old molars. However, my daughter is not showing any signs of pain. Everyone is different. I would not give him so much tylenol.

Teething pain is very painful.. unfortunatly every child gets it to different degrees. My suggestion is alt between tylenol/motrin but not to overdue it try Humpreys teething tablets as well as over the counter orajel.. and see if that helps.. if he is complaining consistently you might want to just have his ears checked as sometimes both can be related!

good luck.. and remember ice pops always are great in the summer helps numb it and keeps you cool and is a nice treat

Totally off the subject but I just saw my brother this weekend and he is a dentist. He said that once the six year old molars come in, get your child's teeth sealed. It realy helps prevent cavities!!

I am currently having the same problem right now. I was so overwhelmed by her teething I took her to the ER. They gave me a topical gel and tylenol w/ Codeine. She has been suffering with this for about two weeks now and the tooth isn't even remotely near commin through all the way. My daughter also loves the bubble gum flavored Motrin and tylenol. I can tell if she's hurtin for real when I offer the tylenol w/ Codeine and she wants the bubblegum flavored stuff instead. The dentist made sure the teeth were coming in correctly by xray and said it could take all the way up to a month of this...

Tylenol does very little for pain, it is best for fevers - due to concerns over rye syndrome related to aspirin. Motrin is a better pain reliever. My daughter LOVES the taste of the tylenol too, and I have had those same concerns that she asks for it b/c it tastes good. Luckily, she hasn't had much pain getting the 6yo molars. Try motrin, and maybe pick one that is not his favorite flavor (if they offer more than one).

Give him gum to chew, its like a teething ring for nig kids and helps the teeth break thru. Also switch to a flavor of pain relief he doesnt like.

Be careful with the Tylenol since it's been proven to cause liver damage if given too much. Motrin is much better for tooth pain. Also give him orajel or ambesol. Lots of popcicles too! It won't last much longer. Once they break through he should be ok.

my son's 6 year molars were painful for months. And he never complains about being sick or anything hurting him.

Hope he feels better soon

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