Join Date: Feb 2004
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My son has chipped 3 teeth and loosened 4 and he's only 2! I brought him in to be checked bc the loose tooth seemed really loose - and hey, who am I kidding - I was freaked out! The chipped tooth was OK bc it was only the enamel. If the chip is really bothering your DS they can sand it down.
The loose tooth seemed very loose but luckily it only moved so far so it was able to re-attach it itself with no problems. They had to measure the movement though.
The pediatric dentist told me to look for any blisters at the gumline and for discolored teeth - those were the danger signs that the root was damaged.
If your DS is showing sensitivity, I would bring him in. The first chip was scary, the 2nd and 3rd were more like "darn, AGAIN?"