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My 8 year old just lost his second tooth. It's the top front tooth and it is hollow inside and there is a piece of yucky looking thick skin stuff hanging where the tooth was. Sorry, I know that sounds discusting. The two front teeth are brownish in color and don't appear to be very healthy. Should I be concerned?

First, do not be alarmed at the "hollow" tooth. The reason that this has occurred is because the permanent tooth has resorbed all of the root from the primary - baby tooth. This is completely normal.

The "skin" that you are speaking of is the gingiva or gums that the tooth is attached to. The permanent teeth that follow usually appear a lot darker in color than the baby teeth do. So, again, do not be alarmed.

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