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#1 of 9 Old 08-31-2005, 11:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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!
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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.
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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!
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Yikes. Poor little one. I'd call your ped and see what they have to say.
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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. :
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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.

Lisa, mama to Lauren, Elliot, angel Marion, and baby due in the fall.
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