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Injury to milk tooth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi, My two year old bumped his mouth on the coffee table--His front left tooth seems to be a little loose and slightly displaced..I so far have stopped the bleeding... but concerned about the tooth that has slightly moved backwards
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   you can apply some ice on it or give your kid some tylenol syrup
Doctor :   this will reduce the pain
User :   He is a sleep right now so I was able to wiggle the tooth a little-it was some bleeding but was not very loose at all--just slightly loose
User :   will the tooth fall out or go back into place
Doctor :   as far as any intervention, since these are milk teeth, there is no need for any major intervention at all
Doctor :   since the movement of the teeth is minimal , it will grow on its own
Doctor :   it will recover within a few days
User :   Oh okay--I'm not doing damage by moving the tooth around am I-- I was just trying to move it back over
Doctor :   that is fine, but no need to move it around too much
Doctor :   just leave it as it is
Doctor :   SINCE THe luxation of tooth (displacement ) is less than 5 mm ,
Doctor :   dental pulp will remain viable
User :   Dental pulp not sure what that is
Doctor :   i mean the inner tissue from which the teeth grows will be fine i meant
User :   oh okay thanks alot really apprciate
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with ?
User :   Just one more question
Doctor :   ok
User :   Sorry had to step away for a moment--- Is there anything that I should look out for to indicate that the tooth is not positioning back to where it should be or something is wrong
Doctor :   JUST make sure that the tooth movement is not too much
Doctor :   if it is increased , it may be needed to be removed to allow for growth of the next teeth
User :   Oh okay thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
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