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little turtle
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Question  Posted: 10:30 AM, May 9th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hey SI,
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??

Failure is success if we learn from it.

3 boys: 11, 9, and 1.

Posts: 4769 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: michigan
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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, May 10th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


I'm sorry. I have no clue. Sending good thoughts and healthy mojo his way.

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Default  Posted: 8:49 PM, May 10th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My guess is that the pain is more from being freaked out about the changes and unusual thigs in his mouth.
Give him Motrin and reassure him that all kinds of crazy things happen when it comes time to make adult teeth.

Let him know that no matter what It is they can fix it and all will be well.

My daughter had 4 sets Of adult teeth on the top. It's a genetic thing. Anyway. She lost teeth really early and had her adult teeth come in almost backwards. She will be 15 next month and has had braces for almost half her life but they are perfect and beautiful and She gets the braces removed
Next month. so no matter how jacked up things are he will be fine.
Now I can say I probAably have funded a college
Education for at least one of the orthodontists kids lol. I'd do Ot again though. He saved her from being a freak!
So yah the teeth comin in before loosing the other that's not unusual at all. Hang in there.

[This message edited by tushnurse at 8:54 PM, May 10th (Saturday)]

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Posts: 13103 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
little turtle
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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, May 11th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks guys.

The swelling has gone down around the adult tooth. DS6 says, "it's fine," when I ask him about it. I'm going to take him on Tuesday to get checked out just to be sure. It's probably going to be a waste of time, but at least then the dentist will be aware of it and I'll feel better. XH mentioned that he may need to see an orthodontic surgeon when he called the dentist awhile back.

Failure is success if we learn from it.

3 boys: 11, 9, and 1.

Posts: 4769 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: michigan
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