Loose Teeth and What You Need to Know

What do I do if my child’s tooth is pushed back?

Your child’s pediatric dentist must address any variety of tooth movement within the first 24 hours after the injury. Many times they can reposition baby teeth within the first couple of hours.
The bone may firm up If you wait too long, and the tooth won’t be able to be realigned. Pediatric dentists usually won’t do any major manipulation on baby teeth as to avoid damaging the permanent tooth below and the tooth will have to remain crooked until it falls out.

Can a child’s loose tooth hurt?

Losing baby teeth is normally pain-free. the roots of the baby teeth dissolve as your child’s permanent teeth begin to erupt. As your child’s baby teeth are becoming loose and falling out, this is an indication that the six-year molars are about to erupt.

Can a loose tooth tighten back up?

Teeth naturally tighten themselves back up over a short period of time. If the loose tooth does not tighten on its own,  make an appointment for your child at their pediatric dentist for an examination. The tooth will need to be secured with stabilizing wires as soon as possible.
Why is my child’s permanent tooth loose?
A loose permanent tooth could be the result of an injury, teeth grinding, or gum disease. If your child’s permanent tooth is loose, consult their pediatric dentist immediately. Regular hygiene appointments will help decrease the likelihood of their teeth getting loose due to oral disease and infection.
What happens if my toddler knocks a baby tooth loose?
Unless it is a permanent tooth, your best bet would be to place it under the pillow for the tooth fairy. You do not want to risk causing damage to the permanent tooth below it by placing it back in the socket.
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