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Question:
My son is three years old and he fell and knock a loose two of his teeth. Is there any way that his teeth can be saved? If so how long do you have to wait before acting? I have already taken him to the dentist and they said give it a week is that good or bad? If those teeth are pulled how long before his secondary teeth come? Do they come do they come in early or around the time they normally would come in? I would really appreciate your help. ...Hazel

Answer:
Hazel, thank you for the question. Typically, when a primary tooth is bumped/loose, the tooth will become loose. The ligament which holds the tooth in place will usually tighten the tooth. This will usually take around a week for this process to occur. Also, your son's tooth may discolor from the fall. If the tooth is not fractured and is just loose, it may not need to be restored/fixed. Give this process around a week before you decide. Hopefully, your dentist took an x-ray to make sure everything was fine. But, overall, I agree with the time frame that was given. I hope this has helped.

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