My daughter broke her front tooth. More than half of it is missing. My dentist said he can’t see her for six weeks! I told him I wanted it dealt with before then, but he said it is better for the tooth to wait anyway. That doesn’t seem right to me. Is there a medical reason for her to wait?
No, there is no medical or dental reason for your daughter to wait. I don’t know why your dentist is saying that.
I recommend you call around to pediatric dentists in your area to see who can get her in the soonest. If she’s broken off as much of the tooth as you say, and you don’t have the broken piece, she’ll probably need to get a dental crown. In some cases they can just do dental bonding, but in this case it sounds like too much tooth structure is gone.
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