Hi all, I just noticed that DS1 has chipped a molar. It's a baby tooth and I was just wondering whether I need to call the dentist tonight or if it can wait? Also any idea what they might do to it?
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22-11-2015 18:31 #1Senior Member
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22-11-2015 18:44 #2
Is it hurting him? You could always call an emergency dentist and ask if it can wait until tomorrow.
If it is a baby tooth they will probably smooth it off and let it fall out naturally.
My DD chipped the corner of her front adult tooth on the bottom of the pool and the dentist just smoothed it off so it wasn't rough. They will cap it when it is finally all the way through. They said when she is around 13, as they don't want to do any damage to it.
22-11-2015 18:45 #3
22-11-2015 19:05 #4
My DS chipped his tooth and I did nothing about it. It was over a year ago and it's fine.
22-11-2015 19:11 #5Senior Member
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It's not bothering him, and in fact I don't know how long it's been there.
22-11-2015 19:18 #6
DD1 chipped one of her baby molars but her's was causing pain so we went to the dentist the next day.
Chipped molars are often due to decay so they like to put a cover on the tooth to save it decaying further or chipping more and exposing a nerve.
They put a silver mouldable type crown on my DD's chipped molar.
22-11-2015 19:36 #7
Id definitely take him to see a dentist but if it's not causing pain then just whenever you can get an appointment. Dental care is just so important, I wouldn't take any risks.
My DSS hit one of his baby teeth and had to get it removed or it would have rotted and damaged the adult tooth. Or something to that affect. I heard the story third hand!
An adult friend of mine tragically died from an infected tooth (not a chipped tooth) and I've been paranoid about dental health ever since.
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