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

grommachine Avatar
4y, 2w agoPosted 4 years, 2 weeks ago
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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4y, 2w agoPosted 4 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Sue the company for all the money they have!
#2
its co-op do they have any money at the moment?
banned 1 Like #3
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.
#4
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).
1 Like #5
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
1 Like #6
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.
#7
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
2 Likes #8
I used to wiggle it and twist it when I was a kid. *cue puns*
#9
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
#10
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.
#11
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...
1 Like #12
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.
#13
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.
banned#14
Here's the plan

Fetch string
Tie to tooth
Tie to door
Slam door shut
Catch tooth
Tooth Fairy brings £££££
#15
dimebars
Here's the plan

Fetch string -- Cotton is better
Tie to tooth
Tie to door
Slam door shut
Catch tooth
Tooth Fairy brings £££££
3 Likes #16
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...
:|
#17
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 ;)
#19
Co-op don't have a fruit shoot factory (_;)
3 Likes #20
You need to call this dude: http://www.bettercallsaul.com/
#21
er look after your kid who could have quite easily choked to death!
2 Likes #22
Hi my hubby is a dentist and I have just asked him for you his advice is soft diet for next day or 2 avoid pressure on the area if painfully calpol as needed.The area will either stabilise or teeth will prematurely fall out.Either way he said there should be no longer implications. Might just mean the tooth fairy will visit a little early ;)
2 Likes #23
Its orite guys, I've called Social Services.

But seriously what is wrong with people, don't people know how to live life anymore and look after themselves. Some people post some silly threads on here, i remember someone else posted, i found a kitten what should i do?, USE YOUR BRAIN!, Do you really need to come on a shopping forum of all forums and ask for advice?, like really?!, Keep it, call the RSPCA or take it your local pet shop, It is not rocket science.

Your 6 year olds tooth fell out, if its hurting take her to the A+E, if she is okay, smiling, no pain, leave it for a day and check on it tomorrow. Be a responsible parent. I am no parent but I hope to god i would not need to ask advice on a shopping forum if anything happened to my child. Use common sense!
#24
I remember when I was little telling my dad that my my tooth was wobbly - mistake number one.
He then went and told me to get some cotton - hmmm, ok.
Next up he cut a long length of cotton, I wondered what was about to happen but had faith and trust in my father - mistake number two.
He then put some loops of cotton around my tooth and knotted it tight, then attached the other end of the cotton to the door knob.
Yes, you guessed it, he then slammed the door, my tooth flying out of my poor little mouth with the force of it.
Much blood and many tears ensued.
Mum came into the room when she heard me crying and just put her hands to her face, looked at my father and her eyes just said 'wtf have you just done to my daughter??!!'.

OP, do not do above ^^
#25
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

So you will waste a dentist's emergency Sunday appointment when clearly all that has happened is a slight acceleration of a natural process. Some people.

Edited By: stewby on Aug 11, 2012 23:45
#26
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

Emergency dentist???? A+E??????? i expect you go to the doctors with a cold too???? imbecile
#27
Am a dentist honestly and would not worry too much at all as these teeth were about to be shed and the bottle has just accelerated the process.Dont worry give the lil one some icecream and tlc and wait for tooth to come out.If too wobbly and hurting try rotating it and it would come out.DO NOT WIGGLE back and front as that would hurt
#28
put monies under her pillow
#29
Guys you are being too hard on the OP, they are just used to the nanny state.

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