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If you pull a baby tooth out, how come you don't have to do anything to the hole to keep from getting infection?
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depth
Usually it is very shallow and less likely to collect debris and cause probs.
Children also heal much faster than adults so the hole closes faster than adults.

In brief: Depth
Usually it is very shallow and less likely to collect debris and cause probs.
Children also heal much faster than adults so the hole closes faster than adults.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Closes itself
It will close itself up.
Just like when kids loose teeth on their own.

In brief: Closes itself
It will close itself up.
Just like when kids loose teeth on their own.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Saliva
The saliva contains enzymes that suppress germ growth.
The shallow hole is bathed by a constant flow of saliva limiting the chance anything would have to take hold. There are certainly germs that pass through, but this is rarely a problem.If it isn't broke, we shouldn't try to fix it.

In brief: Saliva
The saliva contains enzymes that suppress germ growth.
The shallow hole is bathed by a constant flow of saliva limiting the chance anything would have to take hold. There are certainly germs that pass through, but this is rarely a problem.If it isn't broke, we shouldn't try to fix it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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