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ComeOVeneer or other toothy types...

(8 Posts)
sustainablysourcedwhitefish Fri 17-Oct-08 00:27:49

My DS (just 4) fell at school today and hit his mouth and it bled rather alot.

They called and I collected him, by the time I got there he had eaten his lunch of sausage, mash and french beans <odd combination> and pud.

As I was going to collect him it passed through my head to check his teeth, but sadly passed right out again!

At bathtime I thought to check and yep top teeth are wobbly. He was touvhing them in the car and saying ouch earlier, but I am a slack parent and didn't think to look.

He has fallen over alot (he has mobility problems/physical disabilitiies) and one front is very grey the other front a bit - not sure if this is bumps or excessive meds.

I will take him tomorrow but the dentist isn't very sucessful at looking in DS has a fear of medical staff due to all the tests etc he has to have, he is particularly scared of coloured latex gloves and my dentist was wearing them last time. DD usually puts the mirror in whilst DS sits on my lap and the dentist has a bit of a looky.

Any tips or suggestions? Are my adorable DS' teeth going to fall out? Will losing them so young inhibit the growth of second ones? DD didn't lose her top 2 until 6.4yrs.

Candlewax Fri 17-Oct-08 00:31:43

I was so glad to read it was first teeth. My dd had an accident at school and two of her teeth went so grey but after they fell out, the next two came in perfectly. I would still get your litte one checked out by a dentist or, you visit the dentist to get some information just to reassure

jabberwocky Fri 17-Oct-08 00:32:39

Ex-h is a children's dentist so I picked up a bit over 6 years time. IIRC the main thing to be concerned about with baby teeth is decay that could be so bad it would harm the growing permanent tooth and the space issues of losing a baby tooth sooner than usual. Ds1 fell this summer and the gum tissue above one of his front teeth was swollen and dark. I took him in just for peace of mind and all was well.

sustainablysourcedwhitefish Fri 17-Oct-08 00:49:51

Thank you both, I will get him seen tomorrow to put my mind at rest.

sustainablysourcedwhitefish Fri 17-Oct-08 00:51:45

FWIW, I just wanted to point out I was not being slack but preoccupied with getting him a scrip for antibiotics - he has a heart valve defect and any gum damage/visit to the dentist for anything more than a check up etc has to be treated with ab's to prevent endocarditis.

Candlewax Fri 17-Oct-08 01:03:38

Never for one moment thought you were slack, I just thought you were my twin! My life is full of so much for my ds that I sometimes don't know if I am coming or going! Good luck for tomorrow.

sustainablysourcedwhitefish Fri 17-Oct-08 07:30:30

Thanks smile

sustainablysourcedwhitefish Fri 17-Oct-08 12:02:33

After a serious faff (my private dentist saying they couldn't fit him in hmm) I took him to another one, they saw him.

Dentist was a little odd though. He started talking to DS as we walked in and was waiting for DS to answer, so I said, "He has learning difficulites and Cerebral Palsy - he can't answer you." Dentist cheerily replied, "Thats good!" So I countered with, "Erm, not really." I didn't expect him to say he was sorry to hear that or anything, but I've never had that response before.

Teeth are wobbly (3) but he says they will tighten up, keep an eye on gums for swellings due to gumboils. Nothing to challenging to eat - apples etc.

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