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Thread: Third molars at 5+ years old?

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    Red face Third molars at 5+ years old?

    I know adults get up to 32 teeth including wisdom teeth. There are 3 sets of molars, one ser called premolars. Now, by 3 children get 20 teeth. And when they start getting adult teeth, the 3rd pairs of molars come in
    Am I correct?
    Well dd1 is 5.5. She has no signs of losing baby teeth but her 3rd molars are coming!!! She complained on her gum being irritated and said her teeth are coming
    I dismissed it as she's been saying it for months about her baby teeth falling out and especially because dd2 is teething. However she started crying and dh told me just to check what's going on. Well, surprise surprise : one third of a molar is out! And the other molar on the opposite side is about to erupt.
    Anyone has experience with such thing?
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    sounds like the "6yr molars". i think they are the first permanent teeth. the 2 other molars are baby teeth and will be replaced later.

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    Yes mam 6 year molars once they are out completely get them sealed

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    Lol thank you! And OMG, my baby is growing up for real :-/
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    Is exciting and at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningmomofmany View Post
    sounds like the "6yr molars". i think they are the first permanent teeth. the 2 other molars are baby teeth and will be replaced later.
    Yup, 6 year molars.

    Quote Originally Posted by midgetlb6 View Post
    Yes mam 6 year molars once they are out completely get them sealed
    Why do you need to get them sealed? Do you seal all teeth or just the permanent ones as they come in?

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    what is in the sealant used to seal the teeth? (I need to google that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA1977 View Post
    what is in the sealant used to seal the teeth? (I need to google that)
    I googled it after reading this thread and found this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janice..._b_314729.html

    It is an older article but it has information from both points of view.

    I never heard of getting sealant on kids' teeth before so I am glad midge brought it up as it may come up in DS's next appointment (x-ray showed one of the six year molars is just below the surface). After reading the above and a few other sites, I will definitely opt against it but I am glad I had an opportunity to learn about it before a doctor brings it up and will need an answer right there. This is why I love APA

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    I don't think they seal teeth here.
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    Katie complained one night that her gums were hurting. I looked in her mouth and her lower gums on both sides are swollen, so I think her molars are starting to come in, too. She'll be six in May.
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