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Your five year old still has all of his baby teeth He has started complaining of his cheeks being in pain to the touch Could this be related to a sudden loss of teeth?


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More than likely, it is teething pain associated with erupting 6 year molars. Those teeth will appear behind his last baby molars, and he does not have to lose any baby teeth before they come in. This pain can come and go for several weeks before the teeth finally come into the mouth.

Sometimes children's Tylenol or Advil can ease the teething pain.

Typically, the first teeth to get loose and come out will be the central incisors located in the middle of the lower jaw. There can be some pain associated with this growth process.

If in doubt, just have your family dentist take quick peek in the mouth. This can be diagnosed in about two seconds.