Teeth question...

United States
June 13, 2008 6:51pm CST
My 2 year old fell last night and hit her mouth on the ground. Her lip swelled a bit, but not a lot. Today, I was looking in there, and feeling things to make sure things are okay, and her two front teeth are slightly loose. Just barely, but it worries me. I'm just wondering if anyone's had an experience like this, or if you know if the teeth will get tight in there again. I've never knocked a tooth loose, so I don't know if it stays loose forever, or if it'll heal itself. Thanks :)
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8 responses
@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
13 Jun 08
well all i can say is don't play with them, tell her not to play with them and take her to the dentist!!!
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• United States
14 Jun 08
Yah, she isn't playing with them at all. They actually aren't even bothering her. She's been fine all day. Thanks though!
• United States
13 Jun 08
I had to ask my husband about this one! He was always into some type of trouble as a kid, and knocked several teeth loose. He says that they will most likely tighten back up. However, calling your Doctor or Dentist is probably the best way to go. Just to ensure that she really shouldn't be seen and that it most likely won't be an issue.
• United States
14 Jun 08
Thanks a lot. It's good to hear from people who have experienced this before. I appreciate it!
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
14 Jun 08
i have experiance with this. it will be fine. my daughters were wrestling around and the younger one head butted the other one in the face by accident. it knocked both her front teeth in a little bit. i was worried so i took her to the dentist. he looked at them and said she was fine. since they were baby teeth they are going to fall out anyways so he said he didn't want to pull them. he said as long as they weren't bothering her that she would be ok. they were pretty loose and pushed back in behind her bottom teeth. they tightened back up after a few days or so.
• United States
14 Jun 08
Ah, what a relief :) I was worried, because we have no money or insurance, so we can't even get her an appointment with a dentist. She's not touching them, and they really don't seem to be bothering her at all. Right now she's jumping around the living room like a psycho playing with a balloon :] Thanks again, I really appreciate it!
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
14 Jun 08
you're welcome! i know how you feel, i was so freaked out when i saw her teeth pushed in like that lol.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 08
i guess it will eventually loose..it wont heal..its just a baby teeth and replaceable to a permanent one..no worries though just keep on observing on the swollen part...
• United States
14 Jun 08
Thanks. I appreciate your response :]
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Jun 08
You have to call pediatric dentist ASAP. Your pediatric dentist will make small x-ray and probably wire it together with bonding. I am just guessing, it depends on x-ray reading.
• United States
14 Jun 08
Yah, with no insurance we can't make an appointment. I'm just gonna wait a couple days, and hope that it heals up. Thank you
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I can't really answer this one, but I agree with Rantingqueen. Best to call a proessional. I hope eerything turns out OK.
• United States
14 Jun 08
Thank you. I appreciate the support :]
• United States
16 Jun 08
These are his baby teeth? I'm thinking they should be OK. My daughter's first tooth just fell our a week ago. And she is only four years old. Just check with your doctor if you feel needed. It might be OK. Just avoid apples and crunchy foods for a week or so. That's how my daughter lost her tooth. It was loose and she bit into an apple. Best wishes to all.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I haven't experienced this but I think its best to consult your dentist regarding this matter as soon as possible so necessary actions can be taught. Hope your baby will be better soon!