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#1 of 3 Old 10-18-2003, 01:42 PM - Thread Starter
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My 17 month old dd is very slow to teethe and has a terrible time-- lots of swelling, bruising, and pain for WEEKS before a tooth pops through. We've tried everything, and nothing helps her. Teething also aggravates her reflux. Her ped (whom I love and really trust) consulted with a pediatric dentist yesterday, and they want to take an x-ray to be sure there's nothing structural impeding tooth eruption. My hunch is that she's just a slow teether, but given how miserable she has been, I think it's worth checking. But how is it done?
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When my dd had her xrays at 2 years, she sat on my lap, with the apron over both of us, the dentist stayed in the room with an apron on and held the films in a little tong in place in her mouth. Very non-problematic.

Michelle -mom to Katlyn 4/00 , Jake 3/02, and Seth 5/04
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