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Can a 3 year old get molars?

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July 16, 2015 1:52PM

There are molars in the primary set of teeth, and three year olds typically get them.

The permanent first molars appear in the mouth behind the primary molars, but that does not usually occur until years 5-7. It could happen at age 3, but it would be unusual. Have a dentist take a look to be sure.

There are molars in the primary teeth set, and the permanent teeth set as well. Primary molars can erupt as soon as 13 months old. Therefore a 3 year old child should have 8 primary molars in his mouth.

Like said above, permanent molars only erupt when the child is between 5 and 7 years old. Therefore it is highly unusual that a 3 year old would have permanent molars in his or her mouth.