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 .
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
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.
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.
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.