A loose tooth doesn’t always mean a permanent tooth is about to come out. Children sometimes knock their teeth when playing or falling. If your child’s tooth is knocked loose, you should make an appointment as soon as possible with our team at Tooronga Family Dentistry to get it checked out, because there can be a risk of infection or damage to the permanent tooth.
Children usually lose teeth in about the same order they get them starting at the age of 6 years. If the loose tooth in your child’s mouth is not ready to come out naturally, attempts to remove it may cause unnecessary pain. If you’re not sure why one particular tooth is loose, and it seems too early or out of sequence for your child, you may wish to contact our team at Tooronga Family Dentistry.
At times the baby teeth linger on while the permanent teeth try to find their way out. Those baby teeth need to be removed, since they occupy the place where the permanent tooth should reside. If not removed the permanent teeth can end up erupting in a different position to where they should. This condition as shown in the image where the upper front tooth erupted behind the lower one must be treated immediately to avoid a more complicated treatment in the future. If your child is experiencing problems with the eruption of his permanent teeth please contact our team at Tooronga Family Dentistry to make an appointment.