my 2 yr old son fell and hit his lip a piece of his gum is hanging off what do i do will it grow back

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 01 - September - 2011, at 00:46 AM

  • Yes the gum will grow back. Tell him to do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day and maintain a good oral hygiene so that there is no gum infection.  You have to visit your dentist who may give him some meds and will take a x-ray to see if some tooth or the surrounding tissues are affected or not and will provide the treatment accordingly. He should avoid biting too hard from that side. Give some soft diet to your son for few days. For more info on trauma, you can refer to the following article... http://www.identalhub.com/article_tooth-trauma-331.aspx

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