6yr old boy had his front top very loose tooth pulled out there is what looks like gum hanging down from where tooth came out,the tooth only came out in the last 5 hours. Its not bleeding and not overly sore just hanging down, is this normal? thankyou

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - July - 2011, at 11:02 AM

  • In 6 year old boy when the baby tooth is pulled out, it is normal to have the gum hanging. This will heal itself within 2-3 days. You donot have to worry about that. This the gum part which is there as the resorption of root takes place and crown part of tooth is just attached to the gums. When the healing will occur this gum will recede and become normal. Donot irritate this gum part or try to pull it. It is normal to have hanging gums after very loose baby tooth is pulled out. For more info children dental problems you can read this article.. http://www.identalhub.com/article_teething-in-children-54.aspx

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