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DD fell and banged front tooth now wobbly. Please tell me it won't fall out.

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Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 08:00:17

DD1 is 5yo so still has all her milk teeth so I guess this isn't a big deal but I'm really pissed off.

She was at a birthday party yesterday and was pushed over by a little boy. She fell forward and banged her front teeth on a plastic wheely bin.

The gums are swollen and one is a bit cut and one of the teeth moves if she pushes it and she says it is sore. She doesn't want to eat anything apart from soup.

Does anyone have any experience of this? Will the tooth probably have to come out/fall out or is it likey that after a few days the gum will recover and get back its grip on the tooth IYSWIM?

I know it is only a milk tooth but I'm just so pissed off this happened to her particularly as the boy in question is always pushing and hitting. I have had to speak to his parents before because he picks on my DD. Due to health problems she has trouble putting on weight so is small and slight for her age. I know he is only 5 too but I'm just so cross that he came up and shoved my daughter from behind for no reason.

Am going to speak to the parents on Monday angry.

sweetfall Sun 21-Jun-09 08:09:26

You are way over-reacting here. She is around the age it will wobble and fall out.

If you saw the boy push her over and it was on purpose and pre-meditated then it might be worth talking to parents about his over-boisterousness (but I doubt it)

If you didn't see it then you cannot suppose it was on purpose if it was at a party where all were manic.

The problem with children having a reputation for 'always pushing and hitting' is that it can be natural behavioural patterns, that should be discouraged, at the ages of 3 - 5 that they grow out of. But the impression of the phrase is that it is bullying - reputation can then continue somewhat unfairly.

So I would advise you judge carefully whether you should actually be angry and approach the parents

Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 08:39:35

Thank you for your answer sweetfall.

I'm not really looking for advice about how to handle this though really.

Normally I wouldn't speak to the parents but there is quite a lot of history here, I didn't go into all of it because I'm really looking for info about teeth.

I wasn't at the party but the parents of the girl whose party it was told me what happened (they saw it and were a bit upset themselves). The reason I want to speak to the parents is because I have had to have meetings at school over this boy picking on my daughter. If I had known that he was at the party I probably would have stayed myself. I know this sounds ridiculous but last week both DD and this boy were at a party and I had already planned to stay and help out the mum whose party it was. Lucky I had as the boy in question tried to pick on my daughter for quite a lot of the time. He tried to push her off a swing, threw stones at her, pushed her off a chair, kicked a ball in her face and so on. He does this sort of thing to other children too but goes for my DD a lot as she is small and therefore easy to pick on.

I know these children are young and I have no feelings of anger towards this child himself. I feel a bit concerned for him really. However if he cannot behave at a party then one of his parents should stay to keep an eye on things. His parents are fully aware and I have had a meeting with them at the school's request to try to sort out the problem between him and my DD. My child has health problems and weight issues, I don't expect a boy of 5 to understand that but I do expect his parents to do something about his behaviour. This is an ongoing story and I want them to know what happened. They certainly know anyway as the birthday girl's parents said they would mention it to them.

I know it is not a big deal if the tooth comes out early because of this put I have had enough of this. Somedays my DD is afraid to go to school because of this boy. A few months ago he pushed a child over in the playground and she knocked out a front tooth.

sarah293 Sun 21-Jun-09 08:42:09

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Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 08:46:58

Thanks Riven. Laughing at image of bouncer girl.

Feel silly to be upset about this as I know the tooth doesn't matter. I think its more because I know DD is upset. She burst into tears when I arrived to collect her from the party.

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Sun 21-Jun-09 08:51:02

My DD2 has lost her 2 bottom front teeth already and she's ony just gone 4.5 years old. The first one became wobbly after she fell and banged her mouth, so if it's the tooth issue you're concerned about, I wouldn't be.

DD2 now has 2 'lovely' grown-up teeth poking through her bottom gum. It may be that the tooth is wobbly because it's due to fall out anyway.

sarah293 Sun 21-Jun-09 08:51:13

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Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Sun 21-Jun-09 08:52:22

And she looks like a bouncer too, as she has tattoos on both arms, which will NOT wash off. grin

ChasingSquirrels Sun 21-Jun-09 08:57:33

ds2 banged his tooth last december (he was nearly 3).
It is completely twisted in his mouth (was at 90 degrees to the others, has probably come back to about 80 degrees)
We took him to the dentist, they said it may or may not fall out (it hasn't and isn't black or damaged in any way apart from being twisted) but he was hopefully young enough that it wouldn't have damaged the adult teeth that are forming.
At 5 I would ensure she sees a dentist.

Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 09:04:39

Ouch at golf club. When I was about 7 a friend knocked me out cold with a cricket bat (by accident!). Didn't lose any teeth but had an egg that made me famous at school that particular week. Even P7 kids sought me out in the playground to get a look at it.

Good idea about positive spin re tooth fairy.

Am liking the idea that tooth is wobbly because it is probably just about ready to come out anyway.

Friends have a boy who fell forward onto a wooden table and his front tooth stuck in the wood and was pulled out when he lifted his head. {wince}.

Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 09:06:39

Oh crap am worried again now. ChasingSquirrels why do you think she needs to see a dentist?

Ouch for your DS.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 21-Jun-09 09:09:20

only from the comment made by our dentist that ds2, at nearly 3, was hopefully young enough that it wouldn't impact on his adult teeth.
Your dd is that much nearer to getting her adult teeth.
But I don't know anything about it - hence why I would consider seeing someone.

And don't know how bad your dd's is - ds2's was dreadful, blood everywhere, obviously very painful, and as I said twisted at right angles to the rest of his teeth.

Hope it is all ok.

Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 09:44:26

Thank you CS. OK will call dentist to see what he thinks re adult teeth.

I don't think DD is nearly as bad as your poor DS was.

Apparantly it bled a fair bit and the gum is cut just above the tooth and swollen. The tooth is straight but moves a lot.

I arrived about half an hour after it happened so didn't see the blood.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 21-Jun-09 09:45:43

I didn't get to ds2 until a couple of hours after it happened, his was still bleeding. God, that was an awful day.

Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 09:51:21

Gosh that does sound dreadful CS especialy as he was only little. Must have been so painful.

Am no doubt fussing about nothing but will call the dentist anyway to see if he thinks I need to take her in.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 21-Jun-09 09:55:36

well, it can't do any harm them taking a look, but the chances are that it will all be fine!

One thing with my ds - because the gum was so mangled they gave him anti-b's as a precaution to ensure that he didn't get a gum infection. Depending on how cut her gum is, this may be another reason to see someone - although I wasn't completely happy to be giving anti-b's on the offchance of something happening myself.

loujay Sun 21-Jun-09 10:07:26

My DD fell over when she was 3.5 and put her top teeth through her bottom lip.
The top tooth was extremely wobbly and the gum badly damaged.
Cut to 2 years later, the offending tooth has fallen out, the adult tooth is perfect and we are hoping that the gum will follow the tooth down

ChasingSquirrels Sun 21-Jun-09 10:29:10

thats reassuring, our dentist was optimistic that ds2 wouldn't have any lasting damage to his adult teeth

Beachcomber Sun 21-Jun-09 10:42:35

Thanks for reassurance.

Glad to hear all is OK loujay, sounds very sore again.

CS I hope everything is alright for your DS with his adult teeth.

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