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    Default 20mth old - chipped tooth

    I suspect DS2 who is 20mths old may have chipped a small fragment off of one of his bottom front teeth. I haven't been able to get a really good look as he is keeping his mouth clamped tightly shut but the top edge of the tooth doesn't look as straight as it used to. He has a fall yesterday which could account for it. Do I need to take him to a dentist or is it something that can just be left. He's got another 4 teeth coming through painfully so a dentist is going to have his work cut out for him trying to get DS2 to open his mouth!

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    I would go to the dentist. He may need xrays to see if he has done any internal damage.

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    I would just leave it. If it's only chipped I wouldn't think there would be any further damage (but I am also not a dentist!)
    Our ds had a bad fall a few months back which almost resulted in him losing 2 teeth. The dentist said it takes a lot to cause damage to their adult teeth. The 2 teeth were loose in his gum but they have corrected over time.
    If it seems to be causing him any discomfort though I would take him to see a dentist.

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    My DS 14 months did the same thing a few weeks ago, but one of the top teeth, I just kept an eye on him, offered him food that he would have to chew to see if he could use it (he won't let me in his mouth to wiggle it so this was the alternative!) I was going to take him to the dentist to check if it seemed to cause him discomfort but he is fine :-) just monitor it as best you can! If you feel he has done real damage take him to the dentist.


 

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