I don't know why I didn't think to post this sooner. DS6 has a tooth coming in on the top. He hasn't lost any baby teeth yet. While I know it's "normal/okay" for a tooth to come in behind the baby tooth, I'm a bit concerned. As of yesterday, possibly the night before, the area surrounding the permanent tooth has swelled up. It's like a little bubble on the roof of his mouth, next to the baby teeth, around the adult tooth. It's firm and painful to touch.
I called his dentist's office and the receptionist didn't seem at all concerned about the swelling. She said we could schedule an appointment to take a look. He has an appointment for next week, Tuesday.
Should I be concerned? DS6 complained/cried about it hurting yesterday. He was fine after I gave him some pain relief. He didn't mention it at all this morning, so I didn't ask to take a look. I'm pretty sure a saw a glimpse of it still swollen.
These medical parenting decisions are difficult!
I think the swelling is an attempt to loosen the baby tooth so that the adult tooth can move in, but I have no idea. I'm not a dentist!
Anyone know about this??