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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> just a little warning i guess on how fragile baby teeth are. Feeling like a bad mommy, but i know accidents happen. We were at the beach last week and my 10 month old was crawling around in the sand while i was putting sunscreen on her brother. she decided to stand up at the front wheel of her jogging stroller and she slipped..well the lever that releases the front wheel was sticking up and it slipped right up in her mouth, slit her gum and extracted her front tooth which had just started peeking out. OUCH OUCH OUCH!! I am a very relaxed person who tries not to worry about every way a babe can get hurt.. I did NOT see that one coming! Her brother has fallen and had so many bumps but always come out ok, so it was a shock to have an acutal real boo boo! She will look funny for a while but she is ok! Just thought I would share that fluke accident with you all! Hope all your kids keep their teeth!
 

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Oh, poor marley!<br>
and holy OUCH!<br><br>
I'm sure your little one will be fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
What beach did you go to?<br>
It's about high time we headed for the beach <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ouch! Glad she is ok.<br><br>
I lost my two front teeth in an accident with a lawn chair at 2 years old. My permenent ones did not come in until I was in 2nd grade. I had to learn to do some things different, like eat corn on the cob with my side teeth. It never bothered me though.
 

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have you taken her to a dentist? I am not sure about the front teeth, but I know some teeth are considered "placeholders", ie they hold the place for the permanent teeth to come in and if they fall out prematurely, the permanent teeth can come in all screwy. They can put spacers or something in there to hold the place. I would at least call a pediatric dentist and see what they say.
 

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Poor babe!<br><br>
Elijah's 2 front teeth are both chipped. Don't ask me how or when it happened. I have no idea.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">have you taken her to a dentist? I am not sure about the front teeth, but I know some teeth are considered "placeholders", ie they hold the place for the permanent teeth to come in and if they fall out prematurely, the permanent teeth can come in all screwy. They can put spacers or something in there to hold the place. I would at least call a pediatric dentist and see what they say.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I was going to say the same thing. You also want to make sure the underlying structure wasn't damaged in some way. You might think, "Oh, it's just a baby tooth..." but they do play a role in the eventual adult mouth.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I was going to say the same thing. You also want to make sure the underlying structure wasn't damaged in some way. You might think, "Oh, it's just a baby tooth..." but they do play a role in the eventual adult mouth.</div>
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Yup. When front teeth are lost before they're supposed to, the adult teeth come in later than they otherwise would. That's because the baby teeth falling out (naturally) tell the adult teeth to descend.
 

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Yes, absolutely take her to a dentist. She will probably need a space holder eventually and they will do an x-ray to see if the permanent tooth was damaged as well. Poor baby!
 

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I guess I should have mentioned I did take her to a pediatric dentist. She is going to be fine they did xrays and all that. She has to wait until some more teeth to come in to have something to hold the fake tooth in, so probably when she is 2 or so we will get it all fixed up for her. My poor baby.
 
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