to be heartbroken about dds baby teeth

(49 Posts)
ditsydoll Wed 16-Oct-13 21:11:59

Dd had a fall over the weekend and injured her mouth and front teeth. She's almost 5 so would have lost her teeth shortly but after brushing her perfect little pearly whites since the corrupted through her gums at 6 months it looks like she's going to either lose her front teeth or they might go grey.
Dentist Saud the grey was a kind of bruising in the tooth. Anyone's dcs had a tooth go discolored after a trauma?
I know they're only baby teeth but I'm so upset. Dh thinks I'm majorly over reacting

ditsydoll Wed 16-Oct-13 21:12:32

They erupted*

Indith Wed 16-Oct-13 21:15:03

my ds1 has a grey front tooth from a tumble age 5. over a year later it still hasn't gone! I did the same, lots of photos of me when little with a grey tooth. my dad did the same too. loads and loads of kids do.

If they are baby teeth I really wouldn't worry too much.

My 9yo dd recently fell and smashed both her front adult teeth. That is something to be stressed over!

AlexaChelsea Wed 16-Oct-13 21:17:30

I'm sorry you are sad, but your DH is right. You are overreacting.

My sister had her front (adult) tooth go grey and she had to get it removed and have a false one in.

Baby teeth really don't matter. Baby teeth look cute, but honestly, even her little grey teeth will look a while lot cuter than when her big teeth start to grow in!

ilovecolinfirth Wed 16-Oct-13 21:18:30

My son had an accident in the bath at 2 years. He slipped and banged his bouth on the side of the bath - top tooth turned grey but over time it faded and is now white again, and still in his mouth

solvendie Wed 16-Oct-13 21:19:29

My DD lost one of her beautiful top front teeth at 18 months and the other was pushed into the gum (trampoline accident!) I was really upset so I understand how you feel sad

I grew used to the missing tooth but she tripped and banged the other tooth (that had dropped back down) when she was 3 and it turned grey. I feel that people judge me as a parent and think she doesn't brush her teeth. No idea if they do or not!

ditsydoll Wed 16-Oct-13 21:20:37

Dentist said he's confident its caused no damage to heradult teeth which is the main thing I suppose. I keep looking at her little perfect white teeth and can't bare the thought of seeing it turn grey. I'm probably just being daft but I can't help feeling sad.

Spatsky Wed 16-Oct-13 21:20:43

My daughters went grey then returned to white again a few weeks later. Recently fell out (a tad prematurely) and adult tooth undneathns perfect.

Make sure you o straight backs dentists gum looks dodgy though.

kd73 Wed 16-Oct-13 21:22:13

Both of my babies have knocked their teeth and they have turned grey, at the time I was devastated but now I hardly notice them and feel blessed they didn't fall out or need removing !

Spatsky Wed 16-Oct-13 21:23:17

P.s. my son lost half an adult tooth in the playground and the repair job is so perfect you would never know. Dentists can do wonders these days but it sounds like adut tooth is absolutely fine anyway, sunda just like my daughters situation.

My DD damaged her front teeth, one has gone grey. I was worried for her but not devastated.

She'll be getting new one's soon, don't worry!

My daughters two front teeth went grey after hitting on the side of the bed , a year down the line they finally went back to white again :-)

Beastofburden Wed 16-Oct-13 21:29:35

It is daft but it is a rite of passage- the first blemish in your perfect little girl. Try to think wider. She will grow up, have other tumbles and scars, quite possibly get a tattoo and piercings, in so many ways move on from the little girl she now is. You'll enjoy it when you get there, as they say. They do grow up and lose their perfect bloom, but it's fine and older, imperfect kids are lovely too.

CrohnicallyLurking Wed 16-Oct-13 21:32:18

My niece lost all 4 top front incisors when she was a toddler (fell into a table). She managed perfectly well till her adult teeth came through.

Although she did look like a vampire.

littlewhitebag Wed 16-Oct-13 21:35:35

Both my DD's did this. It happens a lot. Not much you can do and no point stressing about it. Once her adult teeth grow in they will look fine again.

ditsydoll Wed 16-Oct-13 21:37:35

Did everyone's dcs adult teeth come through ok after the baby teeth discolored?

cheeseandpineapple Wed 16-Oct-13 21:45:03

Oh, reading your thread just reminded me that exactly the same thing happened with both my children at around the same age but for one the discolouration was temporary and it went back to normal after a few months but for other it was permanent but we got used to it and it wasn't that noticeable and now her adult teeth are through and fine.

I remember being upset at the time too so I know how you feel but it will pass and your dd won't feel any different even if the tooth becomes discoloured. You'll probably start to notice a lot more children with similar issue, it's not that uncommon. Wait and see, might not be as obvious as you think...

ditsydoll Wed 16-Oct-13 21:52:34

Thanks everyone, comforting to know I'm not alone. Poor ds just said why are u bothered mum it's just a tooth.. if it falls out the tooth fairy comes. I suppose I'll just get used to it after a while.

valiumredhead Wed 16-Oct-13 21:55:10

They are baby teethconfused

Ds lost half his front bottom adult tooth,I cried about that,a baby tooth I could cope with.

GrumpyRedhead Wed 16-Oct-13 22:22:10

My DS fell on one of his teeth, it turned grey, then kept infecting his gum. He had to have it taken out under GA sad

It happens more than you think, as this thread shows! When we went to the hospital there was a whole waiting room full of kids getting the same procedure, and the impression I got was that this was a daily occurrence. It only happened a few days ago, you'll feel better in a while.

BrianTheMole Wed 16-Oct-13 22:28:24

Has it actually turned grey though. My ds tripped and hit his tooth. It was wobbly and I took him to the dentist who said to keep an eye on it, because he might need to take it out if it turns grey. Apparently it can take up to a month to change colour. Ds was lucky because it stayed white, amazingly.

Crinklecut Wed 16-Oct-13 22:29:47

My DD (3yo) fell off a swing and bashed her front teeth. She now has a discoloured front tooth. It was quite noticeable to start with, but has faded over the past couple of months, and now people only notice it if I point it out (it still bothers me though)!
The dentist said it would not be a problem unless she gets an infection above it, so I have to be vigilant for redness or pain. It will stay put until her adult teeth come through, It has not caused her any issues at all so far.

Canthaveitall Wed 16-Oct-13 22:33:31

My daughter had exactly the same at about 3. One of her front teeth were grey. She is 8 now and her adult teeth are in at the front and are fine. Much better it happens to milk teeth.

ditsydoll Thu 17-Oct-13 12:53:04

Thanks everyone for your replies, it's not turned grey yet. Fingers crossed it will be ok but if not I'm glad it's just a baby tooth.

2tiredtocare Thu 17-Oct-13 12:58:27

My DD knocked her two front baby teeth as a toddler they turned grey after about two/three weeks, the dentist said that there is a possibility that the adult teeth may have been affected but its unlikely so I just have to wait and see. She has had one spiteful girl in class saying she doesn't brush her teeth but she just told her that she had nerve damage so there

pixiepotter Thu 17-Oct-13 13:48:18

The dentist told me my dd's 2 front teeth were dead and she had to have them pulled out! hadn't even noticed blush she said it was when her and her brother were having an altercation andpushed her into a wall and that she had told me all about it.I couldn't remember that either blush

NandH Thu 17-Oct-13 13:51:24

My dd did simular about 4 months ago, she smashed the front tooth after falling over in sainsburys and then had to have to the rest of the tooth removed in hospital.

Kids do these things, its life smile

pinkballetflats Thu 17-Oct-13 13:52:14

I'm sorry this is upsetting you but yes, your Dh is right, you are over-reacting. If this is the worst thing that is ever going to happen to your DD then she will lead a very blessed life.

MurderOfBanshees Thu 17-Oct-13 14:11:54

DS broke his first tooth, snapped the top off it. It had just come through. He was only about 13 months old. So now he has one wonky tooth right at the front, and will do until it falls out.

I figure he has "character" now hmm grin

2tiredtocare Thu 17-Oct-13 14:45:50

Little kids manage to make everything look adorable, rolls of fat, wonky teeth the lot

throckenholt Thu 17-Oct-13 14:52:56

My twins went through a crazy couple of months when they were 2-3ish when they both managed to knock out both front teeth - top and bottom. It was totally farcical. At least they didn't go grey (small mercies). I think once one is damaged it leaves the others a bit vulnerable.

However, it is now a distant memory (they are 10) and had no lasting effect on them or their teeth.

ditsydoll Thu 17-Oct-13 15:25:22

I think I'd rather she had a chip or no tooth rather than the thought of it going grey. I just think people will assume I don't brush her teeth which is far from.true. sad

ditsydoll Thu 17-Oct-13 15:25:50

I think I'd rather she had a chip or no tooth rather than the thought of it going grey. I just think people will assume I don't brush her teeth which is far from.true. sad

Ditsy - if your dd was going to fall and bash her teeth at some point then I reckon 5 was about the best age to do it. I'm thinking they may be ready to fall out anyway within the year ? My dd bashed and chipped one of her front teeth when she was about 7 - an adult tooth she'd only had for a year or so. But they did a good job capping it so even that's not the end of the world.
Don't worry what others may think - most are too busy worrying about their own DC to fret about yours ?

pinkballetflats Thu 17-Oct-13 15:34:32

Who gives a crap what other people think? Bugger them. Stop wasting your energy worrying about that and spend it on enjoying your DD.

Trazzletoes Thu 17-Oct-13 15:39:50

ditsy it is really upsetting when DCs damage their teeth. DS chipped his front teeth before he turned 2. I was totally gutted. I was so upset thinking about his school photos etc.

You know what? No one has ever commented on it. People just do not look that closely at your child's teeth.

And I feel pretty stupid having worried about school photos - he's got cancer now and even starting school next year sometimes feels impossibly distant.

I'm not trying to be flippant and I DO understand how upsetting it is. I'm just trying to say that in a few weeks you won't notice it at all and will wonder why you reacted like that. DH thought I was some kind of crazy lady at the time. I cried for days!

(( Trazzle ))

Wanksock Thu 17-Oct-13 15:45:27

My DS somersaulted off his bed and whacked his front teeth at around 2 and one of them went grey, but then after a while went back to white again, he is now 4 and his teeth look perfect. It was a bruised tooth, so even if it goes grey, it might just be blood in the tooth and can go back to white.

appletarts Thu 17-Oct-13 16:39:03

You've obviously never had anything serious happen to your children. Having seen some of the things I have seen on childrens wards I'd say you're doing ok with a couple of grey teeth. Count your blessings and chin up. YABU, I agree with your DH.

swannylovesu Thu 17-Oct-13 17:16:41

my ds2 did this when he was 1, all his pictures show 2 beaming grey teeth sad but, he looks odd with white ones now!

sarahtigh Thu 17-Oct-13 17:18:13

as a dentist I know 1 in 8 toddlers ( boys and girls equally) do some damage to teeth via trauma going grey is the commonest, when it gets hit the nerve and blood vessels in the tooth are severed and it is like an internal tooth bruise which makes it go pinky/ gray some teeth whiten again most do not being realistic

sometimes they do get infected and need removing damage to baby teeth especially is pushed upwards into mouth can damage permanent teeth but less so at age of 5 as enamel on underlying adult tooth will be fully formed at 5

going grey is on the minor end of dental trauma so being a bit upset is understandable however being distraught would be overreacting

Iwaswatchingthat Thu 17-Oct-13 17:21:22

This happened to my dd and I was totally gutted too as I really took good care of them. They did go a little discoloured, but only in a way that if you looked really closely - basically I knew, but it was not obvious to everyone else.

Her adult teeth grew through as white as snow and are gorgeous!

peanutMD Thu 17-Oct-13 17:25:10

My DS had a bad fall when he was 3 and managed to push his top middle teeth out and up (ouch!) but after a few weeks they returned to a more normal positopn, 1 went grey and the other stayed white but now 4 years on the grey tooth is very pale grey almost really so it may be fine.

smile

tammytwigg Thu 17-Oct-13 17:25:46

My dd banged her tooth in the bath when she was 3 it went grey ,gutted at first then never actually noticed it .now aged 9 fell off a pony at riding school and snapped both of her adult front teeth off , bad luck or what.the dentist has capped them been off 3 times already in a year , she has to wait till she is 14 for permanent crowns , she's not bothered though bless her .

FortyFacedFuckers Thu 17-Oct-13 17:32:55

The same thing happened to DS when he was 3 I was heartbroken every time I looked at his lovely smile I felt so sad but he's nearly 8 now and the discoloured tooth feel out on Monday.

LightasaBreeze Thu 17-Oct-13 17:42:01

DS had a fall aged 4 and his teeth went through just below his bottom lip. One front baby tooth went grey and then later got an abcess in the gum, Dentist removed this tooth with just an injection, DS aged 5 or 6 was very brave. Then his adult tooth came through perfectly.

Then 10 years later he chipped the tooth walking into a lamppost whilst talking and dentist had to build it up, its still OK now 5 years later.

ditsydoll Thu 17-Oct-13 23:39:33

Thanks everyone for your replies, I feel much better. Frazzle I don't really know what to say but thankyou for putting it into perspective, I feel silly for fretting about it when I know there are children out there with far worse problems than a knocked tooth.

Tallaween Thu 17-Oct-13 23:55:07

DD killed her top two front teeth falling on to IL's bidet (angry ) when she was 18 months old.

They have gone grey, the nerve is dead apparently. She is nearly 6 now and other than the discolouration have caused her no problems.

I do wish they would fall out, but given she was a late bloomer teeth wise (had 8 on her 2nd birthday) and no sign of any wobbles yet I think we're stuck with them for a while yet sad

The sad is for me, DD couldn't care less.

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