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Painful teething in 6 year old

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ClockWatchingLady Mon 23-Sep-13 11:55:33

Your poor DS - sounds really distressing for you both. My DS complains quite a lot about his 6-year-old molars coming in when I'm brushing his teeth, but not much at other times. But I don't see why it shouldn't be really painful sometimes given how much trouble the first lot of teething can cause.
Hope you get to the bottom of it. If it carries on much longer or doesn't seem to be the teeth after all, keep bugging that GP to investigate...

Lambsie Mon 23-Sep-13 10:47:02

My son is 6 and has asd, severe learning difficulties and is nonverbal. I can only tell that he is in pain by his behaviour and it is difficult to tell where the pain is. For the last 8 weeks he has appeared to be in pain with the pain being in his ears or jaw area. He has been slapping and poking at his ears, rubbing the sides of his face against things, biting on everything and generally being upset. Giving calpol or nurofen helps but doesn't always get rid of the pain. He has been to see the GP four times and been seen at ENT. An ear infection was suspected but ruled out.

We have now been told it is most likely to be teething due to his first molars coming through but no one can get a proper look in his mouth to check. We have been told to continue giving pain relief and go back if any other symptoms appear. He is allowed calpol in school but even with that, they have sent him home a few times because he is too distressed to be there.
My question is, is teething in a 6 year old this painful?

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