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My son is 2 years old and I went with him to the pediatric dentist because his two upper teeth are split due to a fall, and they have a gray color. The dentist told me that the treatment is to remove the teeth because they are very damaged. She did not take x-rays. I'm worried about that and I want a second opinion. ...Madeline in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Madeline, first, an x-ray needs to be taken. This will make our treatment definite. Since there is a fracture, the x-ray will show us if the teeth are restorable or if they do need to be removed. Your son's teeth changing color is very common whenever a fall/injury occurs.

I would go see another pediatric dentist and have the teeth radiographed. If your son can eat and drink hot/cold foods, that is a good sign. Also, if there is not an abcess or bump on the gums above the two fractured teeth, that is also a good sign. If he's in pain, give him advil/motrin until you can be seen. I hope this has helped.

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