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4yo with a fat lip :-(

(7 Posts)
MolotovCocktail Fri 12-Apr-13 07:53:40

Hello, my 4.2yo DD fell over yesterday without putting her hands out to save herself. Consequently, she fell flat on her face and her top lip took the brunt of it (ouch).

No other damage as far as I can tell this morning, but she has a proper trout pout, with a white line amongst the swelling as well as a gnarly-looking lip.

I gave her Calpol last night and an ice-pack to help with the swelling but I'm wondering if there's more I can do? There's no damage to her teeth but do I need to look out for any nerve damage? (A friend's DS bashed his mouth as a toddler which caused his tooth to turn black, so that's at the back of my mind).

Trazzletoes Fri 12-Apr-13 07:57:54

DS chipped his front teeth when he was 1. The dentist said to watch out for any colour change in his teeth and take him in if that happened but if the tooth dies it dies. I'd guess there's not really anything you can do about it.

I hope she is feeling better this morning.

MolotovCocktail Fri 12-Apr-13 08:24:54

Thanks, Trazzle. She's okay in herself this morning; just saying that her lip is stinging. I'm probably worse for it because I'm secretly wincing every time I see her poor lip sad

Any discolouration and I'll take her to a dentist. Thanks again for tour advice.

gordonpym Fri 12-Apr-13 12:39:36

DS1' front tooth turned gray after a bad fall then white again several months later. He was 3 at that time.
He is now 10, and the adult tooth as no problem either.
So it depends.

gordonpym Fri 12-Apr-13 12:40:09

has and not as

MolotovCocktail Fri 12-Apr-13 17:32:35

That's good news Gordon, thanks for sharing that smile

Meanwhile, I've got some antiseptic cream for her lip today to help keep it moist. Then going to apply bio oil or something similar once it's healed to minimise scarring. My poor baby!!

duchesse Fri 12-Apr-13 23:33:09

If this can reassure you at all, DD2 when she was 3.5 knocked one of her front teeth so far back into her mouth that we thought it would fall out. It actually stayed white and straightened out over the course of a year, before falling out about a year and a bit later well before her adult teeth started growing (she didn't start losing her teeth naturally until nearly 7). So she had a gap at the front for over 18 months. When the other teeth started falling out (which they did all at once, so she had four front teeth missing for a few months) the adult tooth above the one she'd knocked out came down with no problems. Ir ended up a little shorter than the one next to it but tbh you wouldn't look at her now (aged 15) and thinks it looks at all odd. I think any damage to the adult tooth depends on how close it is to the knocked tooth- ie whether it's moving down.

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