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Try to position the loose tooth back in position if it is visibly out of alignment. If it stays in place, good. If not, leave it where is wants to settle. After this, see if your child can put all his/her teeth together when biting without the loose tooth interfering. If the loose tooth gets in the way of the bite, you will have to visit the dentist and most likely have it removed. If the tooth does not interfere with the bite, leave it alone for several days and allow the gum to tighten back around the tooth. Children have a great capacity to heal from these type of things. If down the road, after the tooth reattaches, it becomes dark or painful, or you notice a pimple like lesion on the gum above the tooth, you will have to go tot he dentist and have the tooth treated. Chances are, however, this tooth will tighten back up without any complications. You will probably have to give your child some anti-inflammatory medication for the first hour or two to reduce the initial pain from the trauma.
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George McKee DDS