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My 6 year old son has a loose upper front tooth that is turning gray / blue. No overt trauma, but he does tend to have fingers in his mouth a lot. Is the coloration symptomatic of a problem? ...Charlie

Charlie, a couple of things may be going on with your son's tooth; but all is good. If your son has already lost his 2 front bottom teeth, then the next 2 are the top front teeth. Usually, children lose the top front teeth between the ages of 7-8; but lately, I've seen children losing teeth a lot faster.

At this time, I would not worry about the color of the tooth unless your son is in pain and is having problems eating/drinking hot/cold foods. Also, if he does not have a bump on his gums above the tooth in question (an abcess), then I would also not worry. My guess is that he has a loose tooth and it's getting ready to come out.

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