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How To Safely Pull Your Kid's Loose Baby Teeth

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Cute little Black baby smiling after her parents made a dental appointment at Great Grins for KIDS - Portland in Portland, ORWhen adult teeth start growing, the baby teeth get ready to pave the way. The permanent teeth take over the roots of the baby teeth. Most children start losing their teeth at the age of 6 to 12 though some start as early as 4 years.

The front teeth are the first ones to fall out while the molars are the last ones. It could happen when the child is between the ages of 10 to 12 years old. It is normal for the parent to pull out their child's wiggly tooth. However, caution must be taken in order to pull it out safely.

Twist It Until It Falls Out

It is always advisable to let the wiggly tooth fall out on its own. Let the kid pull it out. However, if they need help, and they are worried that they will feel pain, then place an ice pack on the gum of the wiggly tooth to numb the surrounding area.

Use gauze, a clean tissue, or a paper towel to grip the tooth. Now, twist the wiggly tooth quickly but gently until it falls out. Avoid tying a string around the tooth or twisting the tooth for a long time or twisting it while the child is in pain.

Use a Dental Floss

Use a piece of dental floss and help your kid to work it on the loose tooth and the ones next to it. If the tooth is loose enough, you can ask them to work the floss underneath it too. Dental floss is strong enough to pull out the tooth. Avoid tying the floss on an object such as a doorknob.

Visit a Dentist

When all the methods do not seem to bear fruit, bring the kid to us. At our office, we will apply a mild anesthetic to numb the area and make the whole process fast and completely painless. Do not hesitate to talk to us anytime or walk into our office to have the tooth removed and benefit from our services.

My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.

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