Slight tooth emergency?! 6 yr old's baby top tooth fell out , soft tissue like piece is still left.

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My 6 year olds top two teeth have been loose but not yet at the stage of dangling from a thread. If I had to guess they might have been ready in a couple of weeks. Yesterday he got accidentally hit in the mouth. Today his tooth just fell out but a small tooth like looking peice was left. I thought it was the new tooth growing in but when I touched it with a q tip, it is soft and tisue like and moves back and forth. I am thinking maybe his baby tooth fell out a little prematurely and the old root hasn't fully dissolved yet? At first he was ready to go back to cleaning his room, but after he heard me talking about it to my mom, he said it hurt a little, then he fell asleep when I told him to go lie down. I am worried if it that peice will hurt him a lot when he eats or his tongue touches it. Has anyone have any input on this? Thanks.

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Becky - posted on 06/27/2009

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Don't say anthing about it to him they are very suggestive, watch him when he eats and see how he acts. If it seems to be hurting him you could call the dentist, but it seems to me the root will need to dissolve on its own.

DentalGal - posted on 05/21/2013

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I know I'm late posting this, as this was years ago...
But being a dental assistant I should pass on a few advice tips.
a) Keep the child away from spicy hot foods, when this first happens.
b) Keep the child away from hot temperature foods when this first happens too.
c) keep the child away from sucking, (like drink straws) or blowing (runny nose)

Any swelling, MAJOR pain, or other teeth around the immediate area looking 'funny' contact your dentist.
But otherwise, just wait it out.
Oh...and dont try and pull it out. Unless you want your kids to see stars. :( Its not good at all. Just leave it be.

Krista - posted on 01/30/2014

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this just happened to my 6 year old daughter tonight. So what happened with the 6 year old above? Did it eventually fall out or did was it surgically removed?

Jessica - posted on 06/27/2009

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My daughter has the same little bump from her last lost tooth. I think it's just tissue and will eventually go away on it's own. Do make sure to watch for signs of infection (redness, swelling, fever) but otherwise don't make a big deal of it.

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Taranetha - posted 5 hours ago

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My son is going through this as we speak and I freaked out. I called the dentist and she told me it is not a concern as long as it does not get infected. Over the past day, the tissue has become loose and looks as if it is going to fall out. My son complains of pain and it hurts my heart to see him go through this. I am going to wait it out like the dentist say.

Tabitha - posted on 01/25/2014

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Thanks for all the posts! This just happened to my daughter today! and i was freaking out a bit. Today is Saturday and dentists are closed, so thanks for the help!

Can't Give This Information - posted on 10/26/2013

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It's happening to me right now. I reads sight that said I need to go to the dentist and get it surgically removed,

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Thanks to all you guys who took the time out to respond to me and give your second opinions!

Karrie - posted on 06/28/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

My daughter has the same little bump from her last lost tooth. I think it's just tissue and will eventually go away on it's own. Do make sure to watch for signs of infection (redness, swelling, fever) but otherwise don't make a big deal of it.



My 11 year old daughter had the same problem with her first tooth. I took her to the dentist and they told me the same thing Jessica said, Make sure to watch for signs of infection, and it will usually resolve itself. Luckily it did not get infected and by the time her adult tooth grew in the tissue left from her baby tooth was gone and there was no complications. But if you notice his new tooth growing in and still have concerns I would definately take him to see a pediatric dentist.

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