Our 3 year old's two front teeth were pushed entirely into her gums due to a fall off her boucy ball two days ago. After taking her to the emergency room and and today to a pediatric dentist we were told to wait and see encouraging her to suck her thumb and suck on lollypops. Normally she would do this but I can't seem to get her either one. She simply licks the sucker. Is there something else that should be done at this time? Thank you.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 19 - March - 2011, at 19:30 PM

  • Yes it is true. In such cases where teeth are intruded, we just do wait and watch. These teeth come out themself. Normally these come out in 2-3 weeks. In this case only concern is that intruded teeth should not be affecting the permanent tooth buds which your dentist must have checked by taking xray. Donot give her anything hard to bite from front teeth and maintaing good oral hygiene.

  • ana

    ana 19 - March - 2011, at 17:10 PM

  • my 2 1/2year old girl sliped on the bath tub last night and her upperfront teeth went insidethe gum, dentist said she doesnt se any damage on the "girl" teeth but im still concern because it looks really bad and she told me it has to heal and they will come out back suddenly, any help-opinion,PLEASE! is that true

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 03 - August - 2009, at 20:53 PM

  • Considering the fact that the teeth of your child have gone inside the gums i.e. they are intruded then my opinion would be that you just need to wait and watch. Quite likely these teeth will extrude . come out to their normal position within two to three weeks. Normally we are ale to see in X-Ray how close they are to the permanent tooth buds which is mormally in proximity of the roots of the baby teeth. The entire treatment plan depends upon the position of intruded teeth. Based on what you described, I don't see any reason for sucking the thumb or lolypop. Rather sucking would intrude the teeth inside. Most likely you have mis heard your dentist else your dentist is the best judge who has clinically seen the case. There is a comprehensive information available on children dentistry at www.identalhub.com. This should help you in routine care of your child's teeth.

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