Of course, you probably always imagined the exciting experience of looking on, as your child’s baby teeth fell out one by one and that is probably what you’ll end up getting to do! With that said, however, it is always possible for the unexpected to show up. Perhaps your child ends up with an accidentally damaged baby tooth. Maybe a loose tooth is loose for a very long time but just doesn’t fall out! In such cases, your kiddo may require baby tooth removal! Today, our Dallas, TX team offers you some extremely important reminders that will provide you with some very necessary insight to keep in mind, should you need it!
It May Become Necessary For Proper Growth
If your child has a baby tooth that doesn’t become loose and it’s quite behind schedule (remember, everyone is unique, so your child may need a bit more time than others), then baby tooth removal may become necessary. Or, you may find that your child’s tooth is loose but it just keeps hanging on! There’s a permanent tooth beneath that deciduous tooth that will need to erupt for successful development of a future adult smile, which means sometimes, you may need to come in to see our team to help things along!
Don’t Yank On A Stubborn, Loose Tooth
As you recognize that baby teeth do need to come out, you may find that you’re worried about a tooth that’s loose but not falling out. You may have the urge to pull it out yourself! While it may seem harmless, particularly if the tooth is very loose, we remind you that even with your best intentions, doing so is never advised. For teeth that you are concerned about, simply schedule a dental checkup.
DIY Removal May Cause Injury
So, why is it that you cannot try to pull a loose baby tooth out, yank on a tooth that should have started to come loose already, or rely on any other do-it-yourself (DIY) option for baby tooth removal? Well, primarily because you may cause unintended injury! It’s not worth it.
It’s Always Best To Keep Baby Teeth Safe!
Though you may assume baby teeth don’t need to be handled with great care, the truth is that they actually do! Whether we’re talking about daily care, the removal of these teeth, or otherwise, keep in mind that their health and well being directly impacts permanent teeth that will follow. Have more questions? Get in touch with our team today!
See Us For Safe Baby Tooth Removal
Schedule a visit if your child has a tooth that you think needs our attention, if a baby tooth is loose but doesn’t come out, or if a tooth has not yet become loose. We look forward to offering comfortable care! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda and more.