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Help!! upper lip frenulum stuck between 1 year olds two front teeth

post #1 of 9
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My son (12 months) smashed his mouth into the back of a chair and got his upper lip frenulum (the connective tissue between your upper gum and your upper lip) stuck between his two front teeth. I don't know what to do. I dont even know if i should take him to a doctor or a dentist. Please Help!
post #2 of 9
I would ice it and try to *gently* work it loose. But then this has neverr happened to a child of mine before. I'm sorry.
post #3 of 9
ER visit. If its truly squiched, blood supply could be cut off, resulting in tissue damage. If the ice does not work, have him seen!
post #4 of 9
Yikes. Poor little one. I'd call your ped and see what they have to say.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'm going to take him to the doc tomorrow first thing in the morning. Its just the weirdest thing i have ever seen. but even more weird is that my little guy doesn't even cry (except of course when i try to look into his mouth) he just goes along his happy little way and is still nursing normally. :
post #6 of 9
That used to happen to me all the time when I was a kid! I actually used to try to make it happen - I found that eating an ice cream cone worked great. So I was a weirdo. : What I'm trying to say is that it didn't hurt. I just used to pull gently on my upper lip to free it and go on my happy way. Have you tried to release it yourself? I would take him in if you can't get it free from his teeth, but don't worry. I remember it just feeling kinda weird, but not painful at all.
post #7 of 9
OMG, the same thing happened to my 2yo a couple of months back. i almost took her to the ER, but i finally was able to hold her down (with dh's help) and free it myself. it was really traumatic for her, but i think an ER visit would have been worse.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I've tried to just leave his mouth alone, i am certain it bothers me more than him. Right now i am hoping it will come undone by itself. I saw a dentist and she said to leave it be, its just so weird!!
post #9 of 9
Could you floss it out? You know, pretend it's dinner and as you wiggle the floss up between the teeth, it should make enough space fot it to free.
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