My daughter has a loose tooth, but it just won’t seem to come out on its own. It’s been over two months. When I tried to get it out, she completely flips out. It seems to stretch, but not come off. Should I take her to a pediatric dentist?
Louisa R. – New Mexico
The ligaments that hold the tooth can be quite elastic and hold on to those little teeth like it’s the last piece of chocolate on earth. Generally though, it is better to wait until the tooth is ready to come out on its own.
If you want to take her to a pediatric dentist or even a general dentist who enjoys treating children. They can look at it to see if there is anything unusual wrong with the tooth.
If nothing is wrong, then I would let the tooth take its natural course. You can also have your dentist remove the tooth, but honestly, if the adult tooth is not ready to emerge, you’re better off leaving the tooth there to hold the place open.
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