Very loose tooth and other tooth up behind... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 05-12-2009, 03:00 PM - Thread Starter
babygrant's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 7,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 5 1/2 year old son has two loose bottom front teeth. The one tooth is very very loose, he can bend it way forward, and the other one is just starting to be loose. First time he noticed the one tooth was loose was just over 2 months ago. The tooth behind the loose one is half way up and quite far back. We are concerned about the one tooth because it hasn't fallen out yet and the other one is half way up. Should we try and pull it. We have no dental coverage, so we'd really like to avoid the dentist if all they are going to do is pull it.
babygrant is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 06-02-2009, 08:19 PM
mashtree's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had the same situation here - the permanent teeth were half way in before the baby teeth fell out. My son was about the same age yours is now . I would not worry - the permanent teeth move into the correct position rather shortly. I asked our dentist about it and she said that you need to worry only if the baby teeth are not loose at all when the permanent ones start growing in.
mashtree is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 06-02-2009, 11:19 PM
PajamaMama's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: KC metro area
Posts: 3,519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My daughter just turned 6 and had the same thing happening, two loose baby teeth with two adult teeth pushing up behind them (they were the bottom front ones) The baby teeth fell out when the big ones were about halfway up and within 2 or 3 weeks the adult teeth looked to be in the proper position. Her pediatric dentist said not to worry about it unless an adult tooth starts coming in and the baby teeth near it are not loose at all.
PajamaMama is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off