If you have a child that is ready to lose their baby teeth, they may have refused to pull them on their own. But should you pull their loos baby teeth? Our pediatric dentists at The Moose Dentist can help children with loose teeth and give advice to parents on how to best care for baby teeth and emerging adult teeth.
Why Baby Teeth Wiggle
Loose baby teeth come when the new adult teeth have begun to poke through. They usually come up right behind the baby tooth and can cause the baby teeth to wiggle back and forth. Front teeth usually become loose first but if your child is losing teeth out of order or they have experienced a fall lately, contact your dentist.
Is It Causing Your Child Pain?
If you are thinking it would be best to pull your child’s baby teeth, there are some factors you should consider. The first factor is if the tooth is causing your child pain, or if pulling the tooth is painful. If the tooth is painful, you can contact your child’s dentist and find out the best course of action.
Don’t force your child’s baby teeth out of their mouth. This not only can be painful for them, but these teeth will fall out eventually on their own, so there is no rush. If your child does need their baby teeth removed in a more timely manner, your dentist may be able to pull them.
Is The Tooth Still Rooted?
Some baby teeth can become loose but still be connected by roots inside your child’s mouth. If the tooth is still attached to the gums and does not move when tugged on, there is no need to interfere.
Baby teeth will often fall out on their own, so pulling teeth is only necessary if it is causing your child trouble.
The Best Way To Help Remove Baby Teeth
Although it is recommended to let teeth fall out on their own, there are some ways that you can help remove baby teeth.
The best way to have children remove their baby teeth is to use their tongues to wiggle the tooth out of their mouth. This also keeps bacteria out of their mouth and doesn’t apply too much pressure.
If your child is constantly touching or wiggling their tooth, have them bite down on an apple. The force of biting an apple may help dislodge the tooth or loosen it without damaging gum tissues.
If the loose tooth is sensitive give them soft foods to prevent pain while eating. Make sure that children are still brushing and flossing normally with soft motions. If the tooth is loose for a long time, you can contact our dentists to help properly remove the tooth from the child’s mouth.
The Moose Dentist
The Moose Dentist works hard to make all children comfortable and at ease while visiting the dentist. We know that lots of children can have dental anxiety and visiting the doctor or dentist is a very painful experience. Our dentists know how to deal with the behaviors of children and our therapy dog is great at greeting our patients.
Pediatric dentists are perfect for treating baby teeth and giving advice that works best for little kids. With our offices in Pleasant View and Farmington, you can schedule your visits with us that won’t interrupt your entire day. Helping your kids have healthy teeth is our top priority, and proper oral care can only be accomplished with regular dental visits. Contact our office today or take a virtual tour on our website before you come for your appointment.