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what can i do for my 23 month old child who lost two teeth after tripping?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Sher
Dr. Jay Sher answered
Dentistry 45 years experience
See your dentist: You need to see your dentist right away to see if the teeth were knocked out or broken at the gum line. I presume that the teeth were in the front of the mouth. If they were knocked out completely with the root, you can elect to leave the area alone until the permanent teeth start to erupt at about 5 or 6 years old. Follow up with your dentist for specific treatment!
Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
Maybe nothing.: If you have two whole teeth, nothing can be done. If the teeth look broken take your child to your dentist. If you didn't take your child to the dentist for their one year old dental wellness visit, this would be a good time to do it.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Why worry...: If your child really doesn't make a big deal out of it and at that age..Why should they. But if you make a big deal and constantly comment about it..Then that may cause a problem. You never said what teeth. Remember if they are front ones..Many kids start losing and getting those from 4 years and beyond. So you don't have too long to wait.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Totally disagree.Early loss of baby teeth can adversely affect swallowing, speech, and eruption of underlying permanent teeth. See a Pediatric Dental Specialist as soon as possible.
Jan 19, 2019
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Baby tooth loss. : Most common teeth lost from tripping are upper front. Girl's don't loose these until 6.5-7, boys until 7-8. Early loss can result in alteration in speech/swallowing/position of adjacent teeth/eruption of underlying permanent teeth. Should have been seeing a Dentist since 1st b'day. Go for evaluation. Referral to a Pediatric Dental Specialist, a Pedodontist, is recommended. Cold compresses for 24hr

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