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Question:
My 2.5 year old fell and knocked his two front teeth loose. I took him to dentist. They are waiting 2 weeks to "wait and see."

His teeth are still pretty loose and his gums don't seem firm. It has been a week now. How long does it take? Will they tighten? ...Visitor from OH

Answer:
For peace of mind, it would be smart to get a consult with a Periodontist. They are the experts in connective and supportive tissues that keep teeth healthy and firmly in place.

The "wait and see" approach, unfortunately, can mean that the dentist really doesn't know what is going on or needs additional "symptoms" before a treatment recommendation can be made.

In cases that involve trauma, waiting too long can create a loss of opportunity to preserve tooth structures.

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