My son fell and chipped a tooth...

Cristina - posted on 08/08/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son fell, I didn't see him fall, but I saw yesterday a big chip on his tooth, should I run to the dentist or should I relax and let it go? Some people tell me that it's ok, that they're his baby teeth and that they will fall off, what do you moms think?

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Julie - posted on 08/09/2010

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That tooth should be x-rayed. Just because it is going to fall out in a few years doesn't mean it should be neglected. A chipped tooth could mean damage to the root (they still have them this young) and lead to an infection.

Much better to be safe than sorry, dental pain is one of the worst!

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Cristina - posted on 08/09/2010

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Thank you, my son is 2 and believe me, he is a little ball of energy, he chipped his tooth and I didn't noticed until I was feeding him lunch,it's not a great chip, but, I really think that I will take up the advice and go to the dentist, I really want him to have as little problems as possible with his teeth.

Louise - posted on 08/09/2010

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Both my sons have damaged there teeth over the years. i am not sure if baby teeth have nerve endings in. If the chip is quite large then look up the bottom of the tooth to see if you can see any pinish bits or any darker coloured pulp hanging out. if there is he may need his tooth sealed to stop cold and hot food setting of ther nerve endings in his teeth. My eldest son had his tooth reconstructed as he snapped his front tooth in half after an accident and it was his adult tooth. If the chip is only small and your child feels no pain then I would not worry about it until the next dentist appointment.

Jane - posted on 08/08/2010

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How old is your son? While yes, they are baby teeth, it can still be painful and still subject to decay. He needs to see a dentist.

Julie - posted on 08/08/2010

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it could cause problems with speech development.
it also could cause pain with drinking cold or warm stuff.

Michelle - posted on 08/08/2010

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well I guess my first question is how old is your son?? Second, I tend to agree with them if he is like five or so, only because his teeth should start falling out within the next year or so. But if he starts complaining that they hurt, then I would take him. Basically I think it just depends on his age.

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