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Bumbleb79 Mon 18-Jan-21 10:07:52

Hi all

My son 8 had a loose tooth which has been bothering him for quite a while. This morning it has fallen off but a quarter of it is still stuck in the gums. Is this something which will fall off after a while or should we be contacting the dentist. Any thoughts / advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much.

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dementedpixie Mon 18-Jan-21 10:21:28

Are you sure its a bit of the old tooth and not the new one coming through? Is the tooth itself broken?

Bumbleb79 Mon 18-Jan-21 10:24:49

Yes it's the tooth itself broken. The adult tooth is behind.

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dementedpixie Mon 18-Jan-21 10:31:16

The baby tooth root normally gets absorbed as the adult tooth comes in. What does the tooth that came out look like?

Bumbleb79 Mon 18-Jan-21 10:33:57

The one which came out definitely looked like it was missing a part. Because when I compare it to the ones which fell earlier on it's missing a bit.

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dementedpixie Mon 18-Jan-21 10:36:15

Can you post a picture?
I imagine the adult tooth will both push the root out the way and absorb it as its supposed to
Maybe call the dentist for advice too

Bumbleb79 Mon 18-Jan-21 15:07:41

I had posted a picture in my previous post. I suppose it didn't get uploaded. I'm posting it now again.

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Bumbleb79 Mon 18-Jan-21 15:08:25

You can see that the bit of old tooth is still
Present

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dementedpixie Mon 18-Jan-21 15:14:19

I meant a picture of the tooth that came out

Bumbleb79 Wed 20-Jan-21 11:31:37

Apologies @dementedpixie I meant to
Post this. The bit of tooth which was sticking to the gum has now come off.

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dementedpixie Wed 20-Jan-21 11:41:40

Thats good. Glad it came out by itself. The adult tooth would have pushed it out eventually anyway

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