My 7 year old and his wiggly tooth.

Priscilla - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I wonder if there are any tips on what my son should do with his wiggly tooth. The last bottom two teeth came out a little crooked. Should I let him play with it with his tongue and let it come out on it's own or should I pull it, once it's loose enough? His front upper teeth are starting to become loose.... any advice will help.



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Huma - posted on 06/22/2014

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Don't pull out the tooth if its not ready to come out. Give your son some crunchy food and the tooth will come out easily. Let your son play with his tongue. He will wiggle it with his tongue. Or let him go to the bathroom and let him look at the tooth himself. Then he'll wiggle it and it will easily come off.

Tina - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hi priscilla, i love wiggly teeth time we have lots of fun let hime play with it its up you and your child and how they feel. I to was worried bout my sons teeth but apparently they come like that and move into place, going back to teeth pulling i recomend those chewy lollies called minties or macintoshes tell them to chew them then bitedown hard onto the lollie and open their mouth and the lollie pulls it out then bobs your uncle its done, only however when its hanging very loosely. have fun

Cassie - posted on 01/02/2010

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My 7 year old son had his older brother pull out his wiggly bottom tooth on New Years...but he has a very large upper front tooth that has been loose for about a month now and will not allow anyone to touch it because it has a silver crown on the back of it. AAAAGGHH...it frustrates me soo because he'll let us get one out but not the other..you think mine just wants to keep it for the silver?

Debi - posted on 01/01/2010

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If you can hold the gum and squeeze it at the top of the tooth and if it is loose enough it will pop right out with very little blood my kids never feel it come out and are shocked it didnt hurt. If you leave it in to long the new tooth coming in will come in one way or the other (in a different place like behind the old tooth) if you pull it to soon the gap will close up and the new tooth will fight to come in and it might break in the wrong place. I have had to learn the hard way my oldest daughter has braces and my youngest has beautiful teeth. Good luck

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My 6-year-old daughter was really squeamish about her teeth, but even more so she was wimpy about chewing even the softest things with wobbly teeth. Because of that her Papa pulled out several of them as soon as it was possible without pain. However, I am generally in favor of letting them deal with it until the teeth fall out on their own, as long as they are not suffering (e.g. from pain, discomfort, or even cavities). Just this morning I looked into her mouth (purely coincidentally) and saw the latest tooth practically lying on her tongue. At that I told her to reach in and take it out, and she did!

Shaz - posted on 12/31/2009

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I was just at a friends house and her 7 year old had a wiggly front tooth which was sticking out big time. He's been playing with it constantly but it was holding fast , I asked if I could wiggle it and he let me pull it out and also the one next to it that was wiggly too. I've pulled most his teeth for him and his brother maybe you could ask ur son if he'd like you too or if he trusts a friend or relation to do it for him. Good Luck!

Priscilla - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Heather:

hahaha i have the same problem with my sons top tooth. his bottom two came right out in october ( they were so loose they were crooked so he just tugged lightly and they came right out a week apart) now the top one is so loose its crooked, and i know he plays with it, and tugs on it, but it hasnt come out yet... i think that it will when it is ready im not gonna pull it, but thats just because my son likes to pull his own teeth..lol



Awww.. lol sounds like your kiddo likes to take charge! :D Thats awesome. Hopefully letting our boys wiggle and play with their teeth is the way to go. I wish i could remember how it was for me. All I remember was my dad yanking out one of my teeth. They are all straight, but Im scared of hurting my little boy.

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hahaha i have the same problem with my sons top tooth. his bottom two came right out in october ( they were so loose they were crooked so he just tugged lightly and they came right out a week apart) now the top one is so loose its crooked, and i know he plays with it, and tugs on it, but it hasnt come out yet... i think that it will when it is ready im not gonna pull it, but thats just because my son likes to pull his own teeth..lol

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