Some teeth fall off easily, while others don’t. If you are wondering what to do with a loose tooth, the most important thing is not to forcefully and prematurely remove it.Additionally, it would be better to consult a dentist to check on your child's overall oral health.
How to Deal with a Loose Tooth
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Losing teeth is something we all have to go
through as children, even as we transition to
our teenage years. However, even if it’s
common and expected, children still have
different feelings about this rite of passage to
adulthood. Some feel scared, others excited,
there are also
uncomfortable. Some teeth may easily fall off
while, others might be too stubborn. So,
parents are often unsure about how to stop a
wobbly tooth. Should they try to extract it, or
should they just wait and let it fall off by
Why Does My Child Have Loose Teeth?
Normally, children start to lose their teeth at
the age of six or seven because their
permanent teeth are starting to come out.
Usually, the ones that come loose first are the
incisors or the middle teeth in the front.
These are followed by the molars at the back
by ages 10 to 12, and you can expect your
child to have a complete set of permanent
teeth at the age of 13.
At this stage in a child’s dental journey,
parents should be there to look after their
children. Sometimes, they can become so
eager to remove their teeth and place it under
their pillow for the tooth fairy, so you should
always be there to make sure that everything
is all right.
What to Do with a Loose Tooth
Some teeth fall out easily. However, the
problem arises with stubborn teeth, which may
be wobbly already but don’t want to fall off on
their own. Here are a few home remedies for a
loose tooth that you can do.
1. Don’t force it.
Not all teeth fall out instantly. While the teeth
may be wobbly, it might not be the right time
for it to fall out completely. The best thing to
do is to wait for it to fall out naturally. Trying
to extract it could cause unnecessary pain and
discomfort, as this might affect sensitive
roots in your child’s teeth. Over time, because
of the wiggling, it will eventually fall off by
2. Don’t panic when you see blood.
The presence of a little blood w