My son is 5 years old and has a loose tooth (bottom)and 2 days ago I noticed that the new tooth is coming out, is growing. What should I do? Should I go to his dentist and have him pull it out or what? I'm really concerned.
...Visitor from NJ
It sounds like what we commonly see. The primary (baby) tooth is wiggling
and the permanent is erupting nearby (usually behind, toward tongue). As
long as this tooth is loose, let it do it's thing.
He'll get it out. Make sure he remembers to put it under his pillow, I hear they're getting a lot for those teeth these days!
By the way, by this age he should be having regularly scheduled visits with
a family or pediatric dentist to moniter his development and intercept any
problems early on.
Return to Pediatric FAQ
Return to FAQ Index
You also have the option of using Google search technology to conduct a specific search within our databases to find more specific information. Adjust search terms as needed to refine search results: