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What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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I had a loose tooth. Apperantly I swallowed it when I was eating. Is it alright to wIt for it to pass or should I try throwing it up?

I had a loose tooth. Apperantly I swallowed it when I was eating. Is it alright to wIt for it to pass or should I try throwing it up?

Wait: Typically not a problem. Eat normally and drink plenty of fluids. It should pass without an issue. If you experience any abdominal pain or have any blood in your stool, go to the ER for evaluation. Usually these get coated as they pass through and the concern for sharp edges is lessened, but still exists. If you get constipated, go to ER. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the average age for a child to get his first loose tooth?

Please help! What is the average age for a child to get his first loose tooth?

Eruption Charts: Around the age of 6 or 7. See the following website for the eruption charts for primary (baby) and secondary (permanent) teeth. Be aware that the "average" times can vary widely. I hope all the children and adults are getting their regular dental checkups. Http://www. Mouthhealthy. Org/en/az-topics/e/eruption-charts. ...Read more

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How to help loose baby teeth come out? My daughter has a loose tooth that she wants to hurry up and have come out. Is there anything she can do to help loosen it, or should she just leave it alone and let it run its course? .

How to help loose baby teeth come out? My daughter has a loose tooth that she wants to hurry up and have come out. Is there anything she can do to help loosen it, or should she just leave it alone and let it run its course? .

She: She can keep wiggling it with her fingers. Some of our little patients also have been encouraged to eat more thjan their share of apples. Not cut up, bite into them & have had some success in speeding up the process. But sometimes, you just can't do anything to control mother nature. Have patience, it will happen. ...Read more

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What happens if your child swallows his tooth?

What happens if your child swallows his tooth?

No problem: It passes through just like the bug they ate when younger. ...Read more

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Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Probably not: As long as it was swallowed it should pass without any problem. If you notice coughing or airway issues see an md for a possible chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Yes: Swallowing a baby tooth is not a problem. It will just pass out no differently then a watermelon or sesame seed. Just have them write the tooth fairy a note so that they still get a reward for losing their tooth. ...Read more

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My child is two years old, and whenever I brush his teeth, he swallows tooth paste; is it dangerous?

My child is two years old, and whenever I brush his teeth, he swallows tooth paste; is it dangerous?

Its OK: Children most often swallow tooth paste. Its part of the fun, it tastes so good. However, you should only put a pea sized amount on the brush so they can't swallow too much floride. Eventually they will stop swallowing the paste. ...Read more

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Loose tooth on kids dangerous?

Loose tooth on kids dangerous?

Depends: There is a concern with very loose teeth. The chance that the infant or child might inhale a loose tooth into the windpipe has pushed some to recommend their removal. Most do not meet the level of loosness needed for this problem to occur. ...Read more

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I have a loose tooth. Should I just pull it out?

I have a loose tooth. Should I just pull it out?

No: Baby teeth are one thing, adult teeth completely different. Your tooth may be broken a just a piece is loose. It is always better to let a professional handle this. ...Read more

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I have a loose tooth can I fly?

I have a loose tooth can I fly?

Should not be: A problem unless you also have a severe infection accompanying the loose tooth. Best to be seen by your dentist for a more accurate opinion. Good this helps. ...Read more

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Loose tooth in children dangerous?

Loose tooth in children dangerous?

That depends: If this is a loose baby tooth in a child between 5-14 years old, it may just be time for that particular tooth to be replaced by a permanent tooth. If this s a loose baby tooth in a younger child or a loose permanent tooth, then it is signs of a problem. Please have this child evaluated by a pediatric dentist so you can determine what is going on and if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a loose tooth to tighten up on its own?

Is it possible for a loose tooth to tighten up on its own?

That depends: That depends on why the tooth is loose. If the tooth is recovering from a minor trauma then the answer is yes. If youhave periodontal disease and bone loss around the tooth or if the tooth has had a major trauma then the answer is no. No matter the cause loose permanent teeth should be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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Could a dentist fix a loose tooth?

Could a dentist fix a loose tooth?

Possibly...: It depends on the cause. In some instances, the looseness is due to periodontal bone loss, which is not reversible. In other cases, it is as simple as adjusting your bite. Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Loose tooth at 48 what would the dentist do?

Complete examination: The dentist would do a comprehensive examination complete with x-rays of your whole mouth, not just the loose tooth. Then the dentist would discuss the findings and the treatment options with you and you would decide upon the best treatment for yourself. This should not be a quick fix of just one tooth.
Look at the whole picture and not one tooth. ...Read more

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Is splint always required for slightly loose tooth?

Is splint always required for slightly loose tooth?

Dental Splinting: In many cases, loose teeth are good candidates for a procedure called "splinting." However, the initial step is to always treat the underlying gum disease. ...Read more

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How can I save loose tooth because of olive pit bite?

Oral surgeon: See oral surgeon ASAP. Unless tooth has marked periodontal disease, the tooth may be able to be implanted. ...Read more

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How long does it take a loose tooth caused by trauma to tighten?

How long does it take a loose tooth caused by trauma to tighten?

Depends: Injured teeth may seem loose because they're cracked (split into 2pieces) and often require extraction.
If your dds said the tooth is intact, then soft diet and possibly having your dentist temporarily splint (attach the loose tooth to neighboring tight teeth) can aid in the tightening of your tooth. Time is variable from a few weeks to several months. ...Read more

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Can a dentist save the loose tooth underneath and replace the crown?

See your dentist: Nobody wants to loose a tooth and dentists always try to preserve natural teeth where possible. Dental implants is predictable, painless and cost effective tooth replacement solution. See your dentist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What procedure do dentists use to save a loose tooth from falling out?

What procedure do dentists use to save a loose tooth from falling out?

And...: In addition to dr. Davantzis' excellent answer, sometimes mobility is caused by malocclusion. Ask your family dentist if an orthodontic consultation is in order. ...Read more

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Cut my gum. I lost a lot of blood and have a loose tooth. What can I do?

Cut my gum. I lost a lot of blood and have a loose tooth. What can I do?

Possible Gum Disease: If you had quite a bit of bleeding, this would suggest that the tissues are probably not healthy. Loose teeth can also be from gum disease as well as from trauma and infections among other problems. An evaluation from a dental professional is definitely needed to diagnose. ...Read more

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How long does it take a loose tooth next to an extraction to tighten up?

Typically: Will tighten up in about two weeks again depending on periodontal status. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had this loose tooth forever! What is a good method to get rid of it quick?

Only a dentist!: The lack of formal training, education or experience in dentistry may cause complications that are much worse than a tooth problem. If you have a dental problem, call your dentist for a dental care. ...Read more

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My husband found a loose tooth 9 weeks after periodontal surgery. What should he do?

See the surgeon: It is not uncommon for teeth to be loose following periodontal surgery but they should tighten up after 6-8 weeks. Have your husbands bite checked as well as the surgical area to make sure everything ok. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband found a loose tooth 9 weeks after periodontal surgery.?

Mobility is expected: Mobility of tooth in the area of surgery is expected following dental surgery. It should be stabilized and relieved though by the dentist/surgeon. Postop should be given for these patient by now (usually 1 week, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks postop). These mobility should increase up to four weeks, then started to subside and/or controlled with occlusal adjustment. See your dentist/surgeon. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old has a bottom loose tooth, she is healthy. Is that to early to lose a tooth?

My 4 yr old has a bottom loose tooth, she is healthy. Is that to early to lose a tooth?

A little: Some can begin losing their baby teeth quite early 4yrs is not unheard of. ...Read more

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My friend has a loose tooth with a filling and she wants to know if it is safe to pull it out?

My friend has a loose tooth with a filling and she wants to know if it is safe to pull it out?

No problem: She can remove it just like any other baby tooth. No problem. But it is a problem of it is a permanent tooth. ...Read more