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Milk teeth refusing to budge; dd refusing to wiggle

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sparkysparkysparky Tue 07-Jul-15 10:22:16

Dd ( 8 ) has only lost one tooth so far. From her pov it was a painful and bloody experience - V wobbly one knocked out by an ill judged glug on a bottle of actimel. So just routine, really. She developed chicken pox the next day so she was probably feeling rubbish when it happened.
The one next to the tooth that fell out is refusing to move. Their respective replacements came in at the same time and are now muscling into place. But that milk tooth is still hanging on in there. She will not wobble it. It's been a year. The dentist has left it the past 2 visits and has said it will make it's own way off. We have a dental appointment next week and I would prefer it if the dentist would just whip it out (with appropriate pain relief). I'm playing it all down for dd but I don't know what to do or say for the best. I don't want her to get a thing about going to the dentist.I've tried tooth fairy bribery but she is unmoved.
Any ideas? - do we leave the tooth? do I ask the dentist in advance to whip it out? This is only Tooth 2. There are other wobblers but she is ignoring them .

aginghippy Tue 07-Jul-15 11:46:36

I agree with the dentist. There is nothing wrong, so no need for any dental treatment.

She doesn't need to wiggle them. Even if you do nothing, the milk teeth will come out eventually.

My and my dd's teeth were the same, the permanent teeth came in before the milk teeth fell out. It's not unusual.

sparkysparkysparky Tue 07-Jul-15 12:47:10

Thank you aging hippy, I would prefer to let nature take its course.

CMOTDibbler Wed 08-Jul-15 12:54:48

Ds has had to have the dentist whip out a couple of teeth that just wouldn't finally fall out, even though their replacements had arrived. It was super easy - some pain gel, the dentist hid the pliers in her hand, and one twist and it was done.

But the dentist did feel they finally needed to go - most teeth will go without any help at all

TinyManticore Wed 08-Jul-15 13:00:07

My DS had to have several milk teeth pulled by the dentist because they were still clinging on front of his adult teeth. It didn't hurt, they weren't holding on by much but were just being stubborn. I think he was just given some cream to numb the gums slightly.

sparkysparkysparky Wed 08-Jul-15 13:40:33

Thanks all. I'm debating whether to call the dentist in advance and at least give him the heads up about it. I'd rather not have a discussion from cold about it in front of her.

SkodaLabia Wed 08-Jul-15 13:47:09

What is the problem with leaving nature to take its course? Not being snarky, I'm genuinely asking.

TinyManticore Wed 08-Jul-15 13:50:22

I don't know about anyone else obviously, but DS's were removed because the milk teeth being in the way was making it harder for him to clean his adult teeth properly.

CMOTDibbler Wed 08-Jul-15 13:55:02

Thats what ds had too Tiny - one tooth was at 90', so stopping the teeth round it getting cleaned in between and scratching his tongue

WiIdfire Wed 08-Jul-15 13:57:43

I think you should take the dentists advice here. Teeth dont always follow the rules. i still have one milk tooth that never budged and Im 34. Never been a problem, the adult tooth just never showed up.

sparkysparkysparky Wed 08-Jul-15 14:05:53

Trouble with tooth is that it is making eating a bit uncomfortable for her. And cleaning the new ones is not easy.

Babymamamama Wed 08-Jul-15 14:06:10

Dd had the same issue with bottom front two teeth. The adult teeth grew up behind to full height and the baby teeth didn't budge so they were doubled up. Her dentist removed the baby ones stating they would put the adult teeth out if line if left like that and i agreed. Dd was five and very brave about the whole thing. I pretended to be brave! Anyway they're out now and the adult teeth moved into line as she'd predicted. So no need for braces.

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