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2-year-old knocked his front tooth up. What does it mean?

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Posted by: Chiquaqua  (4 years ago)
Our 2-year-old son fell and his left front tooth was missing, or so we thought Further inspection showed however that he pushed his tooth up all the way to the gum line.

One other implication is that both his front teeth had cavities. So if one of his front teeth is pushed up, how can that cavity be treated? We are terrified at the thought of putting him under for surgery because we know there is a small percentage of children the does not wake up from the anesthesia.

If anyone could please chime in on what that possibly means and what the implications are to his current and adult teeth development we would very much appreciated. We did go and see a dentist but it is always good to get some other people's opinions and experiences. Perhaps there are any links to articles on the subject available?

Thank you very much
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Our 2-year-old son fell and his left front tooth was missing, or so we thought Further inspection showed however that he pushed his tooth up all the way to the gum line.

One other implication is that both his front teeth had cavities. So if one of his front teeth is pushed up, how can that cavity be treated? We are terrified at the thought of putting him under for surgery because we know there is a small percentage of children the does not wake up from the anesthesia.

If anyone could please chime in on what that possibly means and what the implications are to his current and adult teeth development we would very much appreciated. We did go and see a dentist but it is always good to get some other people's opinions and experiences. Perhaps there are any links to articles on the subject available?

Thank you very much


He will lose that baby tooth. It will abscess. The biggest danger is that the permanent tooth bud has been damaged.

I treated a child like this not too long ago. His father wrapped him up in a blanket, we propped his mouth open, I gave him an injection, and then extracted the tooth.

Yes, there was a lot of crying going on. It sure beats taking the risk of IV sedation for a child this young. Can you imagine the crying when the IV was placed.

Not to worry, he will be without a front tooth for about 3-4 years. No big deal for a child this young.

The bigger question is why he had untreated decay to start with.
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