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    Default First Wiggly Tooth.....And It's Going Black!

    DS (5.5yrs) has his first wiggly tooth ( I only noticed yesterday afternoon).
    But it's going black.
    He hasn't complained about it being sore or anything, but he does have terrible breath too.

    Is it normal for a wiggly tooth to start turning black before it falls out?

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    I have never heard of a tooth turning black before it falls out maybe it had a hole in it and is too far gone but then he would have been complaining about it hurting you would think, lucky it's just his first set of teeth

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    Yes, it's normal. The adult tooth coming through kills the nerve of the baby tooth (hence no pain), and bacteria is allowed into the loose tooth, turning it black, and probably causing the bad breath too. Once it falls out everything should be fine.

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    Hmmm. His gum under that tooth seems to be going red too, and a little swollen.
    Is that normal too?

    Sorry, mum of one child here, and I wasn't expecting wobbly teeth until at least the end of the year

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    It could just be irritated from the new tooth coming through, or he might have a minor gum infection from the bacteria. If it's not causing any pain in the gum I wouldn't worry too much, just try and keep it clean with gentle brushing of the area. If it gets worse or painful it might be worth seeing a dentist just for peace of mind, but whatever it is is probably pretty harmless. I seem to recall getting something similar with either my last or second last loose tooth (not the going black thing, but bacteria & irritated gum), but once it fell out everything was fine.


 

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