We just found out that our near 4 year old has to have one of his front teeth removed. He was having his regular dental appointment when they found an abbess on his gum above his tooth. They showed me it was wiggling, loose, and dying. I almost cried . . . and would have had my son not been in the room. I remember a year and half ago when he fell on the playground equipment and hit his lip/front tooth.
Anyway, my question is for those who have experience with this:
Did your child's new tooth come in faster or slower in the missing spot?
How long did it take for their new tooth to come in? I'm thinking 2-3 maybe 4 years before he get a tooth there. Why oh why did it have to be his front tooth? (Retorical question, no response required ). I know, thank goodness it's nothing more serious, but he has the cutest toothy smile, and now it will be a holey-toothy-smile
Has anyone waited for the tooth to just fall out on its own after dying like this? I know we kind of need to remove it because it's infected, but we start antibiotics tomorrow for two weeks, and I'm wondering if the infection goes away if we can just leave it. Not thinking we should do this for obvious reasons (we're leaning toward the extraction), but wondered if anyone has done this?
Thanks so much!