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Infected front tooth after fall in 2 year old

By Judy 5/30/2011 10:35:14 AM
My son(2-yr old) knocked his front tooth 3 months ago, the tooth was bit loose for a couple of weeks. Now the tooth looks normal and he eats normally, but he got a small blister on the gum right on that teeth. The blister doesn't hurt and he eats normally. The blister is in white color. Could the infection be treated other than by pulling out the tooth? We really do not want him lose his teeth so early!
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 5/30/2011 10:35:14 AM

The blister on the front tooth is due to infection in the front tooth. There is no need to get it pulled out as this tooth will be replaced with permanent tooth at the age of around 7 years. You will have to get root canal treatment done for this tooth which will remove the infection. If you donot get the treatment done then this infection can cause the damage of the permanent tooth as the tooth bud of permanent tooth is very near to this tooth. You have to take your child to Pedodontist. For more info on you can read this article...

Posted By : Judy on 5/30/2011 1:15:01 PM
Root canal treatment looks really painful! I don't know what chance to get it done on a 2 year old. IS that possible?? It seems time consuming and hurts A LOT... the boy is not a cooperative typed...
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 5/30/2011 7:40:15 PM
As the abscess is already formed, the tooth is dead and it won't be painful for RCT. Root Canal treatment is done in small children also and Pedodontist is the right dentist for that. If the child is not cooperative then treatment can be done with oral sedative or concious sedation or laughing gas. You can go do Pedodontist and they know how to manage children as they specialise in children dentistry only.

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