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My 3 yo daughter slipped, fell and banged one of her front teeth on a step. The tooth is a little discolored.Is it dead and can anything be done low$?
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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Evaluation
It is possible the nerves were damaged and the tooth may fall out, which is a little early but should be okay.
However, she should be further evaluated by her pediatrician or family doctor to be sure the tooth does not risk becoming infected or impacted into the gums.

In brief: Evaluation
It is possible the nerves were damaged and the tooth may fall out, which is a little early but should be okay.
However, she should be further evaluated by her pediatrician or family doctor to be sure the tooth does not risk becoming infected or impacted into the gums.
Dr. Malinda Linn
Dr. Malinda Linn
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
That tooth will be lost natural by age5-6.
If dead and infected best to get it removed so it doesn't affect the developing adult tooth beneath it.

In brief: Maybe
That tooth will be lost natural by age5-6.
If dead and infected best to get it removed so it doesn't affect the developing adult tooth beneath it.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
In brief: Observe it
If the tooth has turned dark and there are no other signs of infection or injury, just continue to observe it.
There often is no need for treatment. In a few cases the tooth can abscess due to the death of the pulp inside the tooth. The body can't get in there to heal. So it is important to watch for that.

In brief: Observe it
If the tooth has turned dark and there are no other signs of infection or injury, just continue to observe it.
There often is no need for treatment. In a few cases the tooth can abscess due to the death of the pulp inside the tooth. The body can't get in there to heal. So it is important to watch for that.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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