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Permanent molars in 4 (nearly 5) year old!
Ack! My daughter (4y11m) has a sore throat, and she said her mouth hurt. I thought it must be a canker sore, but when I looked in her mouth, I saw that she was getting her two lower adult molars. She has not lost any baby teeth yet. I called the dentist. The receptionist looked at her chart for a while, then told me that children start getting their first adult molars at 6 and second adult molars at 12. That doesn't seem right to me. I remember as a child that I got my adult molars after I had lost my baby teeth and grown in most, if not all, of their replacements. I'm kind of worried that she's going to need to have some teeth pulled at some point because her mouth won't be large enough to accomodate all of her teeth. Any dentists on the board? Is this truly within the norm? Do I have anything to worry about?
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- You get your first set of permenant molars about 6 ( thats an average I have seen them as early as 4.5 and late as 8). You may check her lower front center teeth and you may find a little wiggle ( or a raised area behind them on the gum ( tongue side) those will be her first perm. incisors. She is just a little early but nothing to get excited about. Some kids dont even know they get their 1st perm molars ( 6yr molars) She will get another set about 12 but if she is early it may be as quick as 10 yrs old.
Sounds like she is perfectly normal ( just advanced :) )
Check out charts 10 and 11 1st molars age 5-7 average age
http://www.simplyteeth.com/category/sections/adult/ToothGrowthEruption/EruptionTeeth.asp?category=adultList§ion=99&page=27#2; Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:35:00 GMT