3 year old just got 2 front teeth extracted- fake teeth????

Michelle - posted on 08/05/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am beyond devastated that my son fell and injured his teeth so bad they got infected and had to be removed. I wonder if I waited for the antibiotics to clear the infection, if he would have been ok and I did the wrong thing. I am mourning his gorgeous teethy smile and cant bear to look at photos of the "old" him. I have been researching pedo partials that can be installed to give him his 2 front teeth back. I cant imagine this is his new look for 5 years. Has any one installed pedo partials to put fake teeth in their childs mouth, I'd like to weigh out the pros and cons

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Emma - posted on 05/25/2016

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Hey. I faced a similar situation. My daughter while playing, fell and broke her teeth when she was around 4 years old. She had a very cute smile and I used to adore it. I took her to an emergency dental clinic in Toronto for a broken teeth treatment.
http://www.emergency-dental-365.com/proc...
I can very well understand your situation as I have personally gone through it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/05/2015

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SPACER! That is the word that I was looking for!! Good grief, all day long I have been trying to remember!!!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/05/2015

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He was going to lose those teeth eventually, anyway. What does the dentist recommend. They may want him to wear spacers so that his other incoming teeth don't crowd the space, but I don't think a dental appliance like a partial is appropriate for a 3 YO.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/05/2015

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Has that been recommended? If the tooth was damaged, or the root was damaged, it may have been the best choice to remove them so the adult teeth could grow in properly. How long did you wait before seeing the dentist after the accident? If he had an infection, it was probably the best choice. Dentists don't just remove teeth to remove them. It is for a reason.

Sometimes they need a thing placed in their mouth (cannot remember the name of it right now) depending on how close the adult teeth are to coming in. This keeps the teeth around it from crowding the place where the adult teeth need to come in. Has your dentist recommended anything like this? Or false teeth to be placed? I would go by whatever their recommendations are. If you are not satisfied, you could always seek a 2nd opinion from another pediatric dentist.

Don't worry so much about the aesthetics. Worry more about his dental health. I mean, he was going to lose those teeth anyway.

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