Dd has had a wobbly side molar for a few weeks but not bothering her, had her check up last month and had a perfectly healthy tooth. Woke up yesterday in pain and as I wobbled the tooth some yellow discharge oozed out from underneath. The tooth was loose enough to pull so I got it out and it bled a lot but no pus but I made an appointment with the dentist anyway. The new adult tooth is partially through and this morning there was pus draining from around the unheated gum/ adult tooth and I can't get a dentist appointment till Thurs. I'm worried that the infection might spread into the new tooth and roots so was going to take her to emergency dental care, is it emergent enough or shall I wait till Thurs?
Have you explained to your own dentist what the issue is? I got an emergency appointment at mine last week same day - they managed to fit me in between appointments. In the meantime, get your daughter to rinse the area with hot salt water.
I hope you get seen! I would 100% expect the dentist to squeeze me if for something like this. My dentist has had me in for a tooth repair coming off (to be expected) before because it's sharp and cuts my tongue if I'm not v careful. This sounds worse than that!
Thanks for replies everyone, dentist squeezed her in this morning, was told as it's draining on its own and the permanent tooth underneath looks healthy we've just got to keep it clean and come back in a week if it's still draining but all should be ok.