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Old 26.06.2009, 11:47
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lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

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my son who turned 3 in April, had a fall and the dentist had to pull his front tooth, it was a horrible experience for both of us, but now I worry about how long he will have this gap, and if any problems could arise, has any one any experience of a child losing tooth so early ?

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Old 26.06.2009, 11:56
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Re: lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

I can provide firsthand experience with this. When I was 4, I fell face first onto the pavement in kindergarten (this explains so much of my later behavior) and managed to knock out my two frontal teeth. I had a gross smile for a while and that was it, the only lasting effect are a some VERY embarrassing photos that my parents never forget to show to my friends, fiancee and even the neighbor (why oh why?).
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Old 26.06.2009, 11:57
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Re: lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

hi there
i pushed my sister off a chair when she was just over 2 and she lost her left front tooth - most of her pictures after didn't have wide smiles, and i still feel enormously guilty when i look at them!!!
when she got her new permanent tooth at age 6(?) it had a yellow mark and the dentist explained that the permanent tooth was damaged with the fall...sorry for the 'negative' info?!
it was so sad that she waited for her tooth for so long and then had to have it capped when she got it!!!
i hope you have a better experience...i think the biggest problem is emotionally and with teasing?!
good luck
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Old 26.06.2009, 11:59
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Re: lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

Don`t worry my daughter fell over and hit her front tooth when she was little and lost her milk tooth, it took a while for her new tooth to grow back, and when it did it was (and still is) as good as new
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Re: lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

thanks for the replies, I feel better now, I had read maybe speech problems or the new tooth not growing properly because oher tooth moves into part of gap or no baby tooth to keep it in line, and all sorts which scared me, as they told me they had to pull it, or the new one may not grow straight, so bit of conflict there, hope letting them do it was the right thing, it was horribnle experience, holding your baby through that.
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Old 26.06.2009, 12:36
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Re: lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

I accidently kicked a football to my son when he was 3 1/2 and the ball smacked right into his little face and sent his front tooth flying out. I felt so awful.... He had a gap for years till his 2nd tooth came down, but it was healthy and no discolouration.
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Re: lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

my daughter lost her front tooth at 18 months only 3 months after getting it! it was awful. she's now 3 1/2 and has an adorable smile- it gives her taht tomboyish look and she's not at all self-conscious about it. although she did ask a couple of weeks ago whether the tooth fairy had come at the time!

it's upsetting- but stuff like that happens and there's a good chance her permanent tooth will turn out fine- although there's no way of knowing now so don't worry just yet
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hi

my son who turned 3 in April, had a fall and the dentist had to pull his front tooth, it was a horrible experience for both of us, but now I worry about how long he will have this gap, and if any problems could arise, has any one any experience of a child losing tooth so early ?

thanks
Oh I feel for you - we've been through that too, New Year's Eve last year. It was horrific. Still, kids have a way of coping with whatever comes their way that I find amazing. And now everything's fine, we can see the 2 new front teeth coming slowly through.
My advice: Just make sure you have the dentist file the papers for health insurance that it's an accident and that any following complications in years to come are covered too.
Go to regular check-ups at the dentist to see how the new teeth are coming through. Perhaps an x-ray will be recommended. There's not more you can do than keep an eye on things.
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Re: lost milk tooth in accident, any advice

I think you will find there are no problems when the second tooth comes through. 99% of the time the 2nd teeth are not affected by the traumatic loss of the 1st tooth or teeth. However I presume you have all the medical insurances here. I would advise letting the insurance company know in writing about the accident then you are covered if ever your son did happen to have a problem when adult teeth arrive!!
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