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Question:
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

Answer:
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.

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