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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes tooth pain?

My six year old has been complaining of her tooth hurting her for the past four nights. She wakes up crying that she is in pain. I give her motrin and that helps. I assume it is her six year molar coming in, but at what point should I take her to the dentist.
Mon, 4 Apr 2016
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Welcome to this forum.
Can understand your concerns.

Pain in tooth reason could be due to eruption of molar teeth which comes around 6 years of age . The pain from eruption does not last for more than one week. If child has pain for more than one week, then we have to look for other causes.

Other causes could be loose teeth which is about to fall, infection at the region of tooth, cutting of skin at the region of tooth.

I think that you should take the child to a dentist, because you are already giving motrin but the pain has persisted.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
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