Will he lose his teeth UPDATE page 1?

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  1. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Charlie had a bad fall just before I picked him up from nursery today. His top lip is really swollen and his shirt was covered in blood. :cry:

    Just before he went to bed I managed to get him to let me look and his 2 front top teeth are crooked! One is about 5mm in front of the other, and the gums around both had blood on them.

    Does this mean they're going to fall out? Should I take him to emergency dentist tomorrow, or even A&E?

    He's such a shy boy that I know he won't let anyone look in his mouth. I've took him dentist with me every 4 months since he was born and he still refused point blank to even just sit in the chair, or show the dentist his mouth. I know that if I take him anywhere its going to involve screaming and crying so I don't want to do it unnecesarily. But I don't want him to lost his teeth!:cry:

    Any advice??

    *Update*

    So, the tooth is going grey. :cry: I've spoke to the dentist and they said it means it's dead and he's going to lose it. They said not to worry unless it's causing him any pain, which it isn't. I'm going to have a gappy Charlie for a few years! Poor little love.
     
  2. ~KACI~

    ~KACI~ Well-Known Member

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    Personally hun i'd take him, i know its not nice but best to get them checked, is he saying they hurt??
     
  3. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    Id take him, poor little man sounds painfull!
     
  4. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    When I asked him, his mouth hurt. That was all I could get out of him. He wouldn't or couldn't say whether it was his teeth or his lip.

    Thanks Kaci, I know I probably should take him. What do you think - A&E or Dentist? I'm a bit thick when it comes to things like this!:blush:
     
  5. ~KACI~

    ~KACI~ Well-Known Member

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    If his teeth have moved then i would say the emergency dentist:hugs:
     
  6. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    i've just actually found some info:

    Baby teeth (dentists call them primary or deciduous teeth) aren't just for chewing. Each one also acts as a guide for the permanent tooth that replaces it. If a primary tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift or erupt incorrectly into the mouth. Neighboring teeth also can move or tilt into the space, so the permanent tooth can't come in.
    Primary teeth can be lost too early for several reasons:
    • They can be knocked out in a fall or other accident.
    • Extensive decay can require that a primary tooth be extracted.
    • Primary teeth can be missing at birth.
    • Some diseases or conditions can contribute to early tooth loss.
    If your child loses a primary tooth before the permanent tooth is ready to come in, or if the permanent tooth is missing, your dentist may decide to use a space maintainer. The maintainer keeps the space open until the permanent tooth comes in.


    Very worrying until read this:

    Not every tooth that is lost too early requires a space maintainer. If one of the four upper front teeth is lost early, the space will be maintained on its own until the permanent tooth comes in.

    I think I'll still take him, just to be on the safe side. Poor thing looks so sore.
     
  7. Jo

    Jo I'm an old bag!

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    I'd try an emergency dentist love, they might be able to have a quick look and tell you whats what
    Emily had a bad fall a couple of years ago and knocked hers up into the gum *cringe*
    They did eventually fall out.

    TBH though love if they are going to come out I don't think there is anything that could be done to stop it.

    If 1 is just a bit wonky though it may well move back into place and heal

    Poor little fella, what happened?
     
  8. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Apparantly he was swinging between 2 cupboards and slipped! :dohh: He's always climbing and is so bloody clumsy!!
     
  9. Jo

    Jo I'm an old bag!

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    Oh bloody hell, poor little love though
    what is it with boys and climbing?
     
  10. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Poor little boy has had a horrible night. He kept waking up crying in pain and his bed is covered in dry blood. The swelling doesn't seem to have gone down at all and the teeth are definitely crooked, so it's a trip to the emergency dentist today.
     
  11. ~KACI~

    ~KACI~ Well-Known Member

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    Good luck hun today, hope they can do something. Get better soon charlie! x
     
  12. nievesmama

    nievesmama Proud mum of 3 xx

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    Id take him to the dentist hun. My son knocked his tooth clean out at nursery, so i rushed him to A&E only to be told its a dentists job!!!
    Ive been told his tooth will grow back eventually, maybe a little out of line with the others.
    Hope it goes ok hun and hope its not to upsetting for him xx
     
  13. sabby52

    sabby52 Mother, Nanny

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    The Dentist most likely wont do anything hun, if the tooth is still intact and isnt very wobbly then there isnt much that can be done, it may move back into it oraginal place by itself. The dentist may want to keep an eye on it as sometimes after a bump the tooth can become bruised and may become discoloured, if it becomes discoloured it means the tooth has died and more than likely there is an abcess which the dentist will have to keep an eye on, this doesnt always happen and sometimes if it does it can take quite a while to see the signs. Sorry for being grim hun but I thought it would be best to tell you the possibility of what MIGHT happen.
     
  14. hypnorm

    hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    hope you sort things out, did they get you to sign the accident book at nursery? we had to sign one everytime Ewan had a bump.
     
  15. lady3

    lady3 Well-Known Member

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    My daughter had the same thing happen. They have you keep an eye on it and if it changes colour, gets a blister above the teeth on the gum, or suddenly becomes painful, they'll probably have to take it out. If you haven't already been, I would try to find a pediatric dentist or one who specialises in children. I took my daughter to both my dentist and the pediatric, and they just knew how to work with children. My daughter was so much calmer with them!
     
  16. ~KACI~

    ~KACI~ Well-Known Member

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    How did it go?? x
     
  17. Mrs-N

    Mrs-N Mummy to Joshua James

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    my cousin fell and hit her teeth when she was a toddler and she ended up having them pulled out.
     
  18. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    :hugs: Poor little guy! How did it go hon?

    Jayden knocked his mouth against something a couple of times when he was a toddler. His one bottom adult tooth came in with a yellow spot on it and I was informed that it will stay that way and it was due to trauma when the tooth was forming under the gums.

    He also had a baby molar taken out a few months ago and now has a spacer, which is needed so that there is room for the tooth to grow in later...which is another 5 years or so.
     
  19. hypnorm

    hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    hoe did he get on?
     
  20. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Sorry everyone, I've had a realy busy weekend so not had a chance to get on. He's ok thankfully. I rang the emrgency dentist and spoke to a dental nurse. I explained what had happened, all the symptoms and what it looked like and I'm sure it was sabby I spoke to!!!

    That is practically word for word what she said!

    His swelling has gone down although still there, and a lovely bruise is developing. He isn't eating on the front yet, but she said not to worry about that. He managed to clean them this morning without crying.

    I'm just keeping an eye on him, but he seems ok.:hugs:
     

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