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Question:
My son's front tooth has been loose for quite a while and last night I had noticed that the gum above the loose tooth has split, and looks very red. Should I go ahead and pull the tooth?

Answer:
Whenever a tooth is loose, it is ready to come out. What you are probably seeing is the other tooth coming in or fragments of the loose tooth. But to answer your question, yes, go ahead and help him get the tooth out.

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