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Old 07-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #11
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Re: Dead tooth--WWYD?

Go with what your dentist recommends based on x-rays and experience and try not to stress over making a decision without all of the information.

For just one tooth, I doubt they would want to go through the trouble of a spacer.

My DS2 is missing both his front teeth. He was 3.5 when he went to have them removed. He was sedated and did great. He is just going without them until the adult teeth come in.


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Old 07-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #12
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I would just go with what your dentist recommends. This happened to my son, and we took a wait and see approach based on the dentist's advice. It got infected about a year later so he pulled it then, but it was already loosening up and getting ready to come out by that time.

I agree dead teeth are not attractive, but dead teeth look like dead teeth - not rotting, decayed teeth - and they are super common for kids. She is of the age that she will start losing teeth soon, so it won't be long.
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