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6 year old with loose tooth after opening a fruit shoot type bottle

grommachinegrommachine

tried finding some info else where, but not much info so far.

basically my 6 year old decided to try and open the bottle on her on next thing we know she come running in blood around her front two teeth and the teeth are a bit wobbly now. once calm she is fine and they just hurt a bit and bleeding has stopped.

they are still the milk teeth, and i recall if she does not play with them and avoids biting and chewing with them they should heal and become secure in the next couple of days.

does anyone have any advice on this. don't fancy the out of hours dental charge or hanging around the local waiting room for 6 hours like the last time i was there just to be told the same

obviously if she was still in pain or tooth was hanging out then that were we would be now.

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    the_mongoose_man
    Sue the company for all the money they have!
    grommachine
    its co-op do they have any money at the moment?
    dimebars
    NEWSFLASH

    Kids lose teeth. And bleed when they do.

    Im also pretty certain fruit shoots specifically advise you not to open them with your teeth.
    grommachine
    dimebars
    NEWSFLASH

    Kids lose teeth. And bleed when they do.

    Im also pretty certain fruit shoots specifically advise you not to open them with your teeth.


    really? never knew that.

    and its a co-op bottle with no advice on it.

    after some more searching it still seem the general information for a just wobbly tooth is to cool to avoid swelling, do not wiggle it and allow to firm up. all of which are being done. if it does not firm up within a couple of days then it will need to be x rayed.

    i know in the past people who have had teeth knocked out in rugby (the game not the place) and re inserted, allowed to heal and fine from then. but that was adult (teeth thanks again for clearing that up for me dimebars).
    Aeschylus
    is she calm, I would probably go to a emergency dentist tomorrow for definite (do kids have to pay) unless it looked very likely that it was going to come out tonight it would be A+E I think
    hellbentondeals
    There's not a lot you can do, just leave them and they may set again. My son was about 3 when he fell over with a dummy in his mouth and knocked both of his top front teeth. They bled and became loose, but the dentist wouldn't do anything and they slowly started to die off (they went a dark cream/browny colour) before coming out.
    If you are worried that this might affect her adult teeth, it shouldn't, my son's are fine.
    grommachine
    she is calm and fine with it more worried that if it does come out she will have a gap when she smiles for photos. is still in well enough and just allowed them to be brushed so don't hurt that much.

    we will call out dentist tomorrow and see their suggestion. we have just come back from holiday so she is very tired anyway.

    thanks for the help
    generaloneill
    I used to wiggle it and twist it when I was a kid. *cue puns*
    beth3735
    When my son was 3 he and my daughter were playing dogs and tug of war with my sons mouth on a duvet, Daughter yanked it and ripped one of his milk teeth out through the front of the gum, it was split open down to the bottom.

    I took him to A&E as i was worried bone was still left in the hole, and that the gum wouldn't seal, they were good with me, but naff all they could do tbh. Didn't even X-ray him, so i don't think they would X-ray wobbly teeth.

    My kids are terrors for opening water bottles with their teeth!

    Edited By: beth3735 on Aug 11, 2012 20:33
    WoolyM
    I never went to the dentist as a kid. Not recommending it necessarily but if its still attached would have thought you could just leave it alone. If its ready to come out it will stay loose and eventually fall from the gum. If not the gum may reknit.

    Unless there is severe pain I wouldnt worry. Just have something handy from the tooth fairy.
    grommachine
    grommachine
    she is calm and fine with it more worried that if it does come out she will have a gap when she smiles for photos. is still in well enough and just allowed them to be brushed so don't hurt that much.


    I do recall something dime bar said about loosing teeth...
    mark99
    As a dental nurse I can tell you what they will say. There is nothing at all they can do. At the age of 6, these teeth are due to come out anytime now. They will have virtually no root left on them at this stage and any additional strain put on them will make them loose. Even if they had both come out there is nothing that can be done. They will not X-ray as this would be considered un-necessary exposure. There would have been bleeding initially caused by the trauma. Any soreness should subside in a couple of days. Bongela can be used if the gums are sore.
    Don't worry about it. These things happen.
    WoolyM
    grommachine
    she is calm and fine with it more worried that if it does come out she will have a gap when she smiles for photos. is still in well enough and just allowed them to be brushed so don't hurt that much.

    we will call out dentist tomorrow and see their suggestion. we have just come back from holiday so she is very tired anyway.

    thanks for the help


    Its sort of a fact that if a tooth falls out you will have a gap. Its part of a kid growing up. I have a photo somewhere of my little brother who had most of his front teeth missing at the same time. Milk teeth had fallen out and others were still coming through.
    dimebars
    Here's the plan

    Fetch string
    Tie to tooth
    Tie to door
    Slam door shut
    Catch tooth
    Tooth Fairy brings £££££
    WoolyM
    dimebars
    Here's the plan

    Fetch string -- Cotton is better
    Tie to tooth
    Tie to door
    Slam door shut
    Catch tooth
    Tooth Fairy brings £££££
    Teeth_Extractor
    Not sure if OP is srs??
    A child loses their front teeth at about 6 years old. A dentist will not do anything for a 6 year old with loose front teeth...
    As for them strengthening up, no way.
    Don't waste anyone's time by going to A&E or to the emergency dentist either, Tinkerbell has hit the nail right on the head so far...
    :|
    Mikey91
    Teeth_Extractor
    Not sure if OP is srs??
    A child loses their front teeth at about 6 years old. A dentist will not do anything for a 6 year old with loose front teeth...
    As for them strengthening up, no way.
    Don't waste anyone's time by going to A&E or to the emergency dentist either, Tinkerbell has hit the nail right on the head so far...
    :|


    Not sure whether giving advice in a thread like this with the name Teeth_Extractor is a good idea ;)
    happi
    happi
    Co-op don't have a fruit shoot factory (_;)
    happi
    You need to call this dude: http://www.bettercallsaul.com/

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