Wait for the exfoliation

by Sam
(sunnyvale, california,U.S)

Decaying tooth

Decaying tooth

When my baby was 19 months old she banged against the wall and broke 4 of the front upper teeth. Although the broken tooth is still attached, she can't bite anything with it. Now she is 4 and one of the oddly broken teeth seems to be decaying. All doctors tell us to wait for the exfoliation - but I think it may be too late!

please suggest!!!!

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by: Sharon B., RDH

I'm so sorry about the trauma to your child's teeth.

I would advise you to see a pediatric dentist as soon as possible. If the teeth are anywhere near repairable (maybe one or two of them) they could possibly put a crown on the tooth to help retain it until the permanent teeth begin to erupt. Otherwise it may be necessary to pull the teeth to prevent infection and damage of the permanent teeth above them. In this case it would be necessary for the pediatric dentist to place some type of space maintainer/appliance to keep the other teeth from collapsing into the area. If that happened then the permanent teeth would have difficulty erupting.

It appears your child may also have some signs of rampant decay related to diet. Make sure your child never drinks anything other than water between meals. No bottle or sippy cup of milk at bedtime, especially. Limit milk and other drinks to mealtime only and then thoroughly brush your child's teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste after the meal. Decay can spread to other teeth, so we need to nip it in the bud and take care of it before the rest of the teeth are effected.

thanks NEW
by: Sam

Thank you so much for all the suggestions!!!

wait wait wait NEW
by: tenny

I think you should wait for exfoliation. The reason is that if you try to take out the broken tooth, the new one coming out will not be a strong one. A strong tooth will come only through exfoliation. for details

Wait for the exfoliation NEW
by: Anonymous

AS early as possible she must be treated with an expert dentist i would say. According to an article from dissertation writers review, this kind of problem is a bit problematic in few cases.So i would really wish her get well soon.

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