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Is the tooth completely erupted?
is it a lower front tooth?
I don't understand what's erupted? But It's pretty low
yes a lower front tooth
meaning that the tooth is completely in
is it half in or is it completely in?
up I'm not sure, but I think so.
It may have a little more to go
when you say receding, can you see part of the root?
no, just a whole lot of tooth that I haven't seen before. It's lower than the teeth around it.
can you send a picture of it? there is the possibility of sending it through here
maybe I can see and tell you with more accuracy...
I can try. Can you tell me how?
there is a little clip icon
can you see it?
a paperclip yeah
well, if you take a picture, ask your daughter to hold down her lower lip
take a picture and upload it in your computer
then click on the paper clip and upload the file...
do you think you can do that?
okay. hold on for a sec. I'll try
i got the picture
ill try to send it
sorry having issues hold on a minute okay?
no problem! take your time :)
I want to show you a picture of a receding gum on a lower from tooth
can you tell me if it looks like this?
okay sure thats easier
i'm computer challanged so please give me a moment
no problem…take your time
just copy the link that I have given you where the web address go
you should be able to see a picture of teeth and I circled a place where it shows a recession
oh dear it's very close to that
you see the difference in color between the root and the crown?
yeah. sorry let me take a closer look. I'm starting to cry.
Oh, please, don't cry… she will not loose the tooth !!!
Are you sure?
yes… you can have a recession and not loose a tooth!!!
it looks so close to it
This is what you need to do:
okay i'm listening
You need to make an appointment with a pediatric dentist
so she or he can take a look at the tooth
and see what is causing it
what could cause it? I brush her teeth?
sometimes a the insertion of the frenum
you see then you pull the lip forward there is a little thin tissue that you can pull up?
let me show you a picture...
Can you see the little sliver of flesh marked by the arrow
Sometimes, because of the attachment it can pull the gum down, causing recession
okay. I was looking at family dentists. because we don't have one. So look on that specializes in children
yes. I would take her to a pediatric dentist
does that proceedure hurt? what does it do?
Hold on just one second ….
it's okay if you can't find what you are looking for. I appreciate you talking to me and you've been a big help. I'll find a dentist and make an appointment for her in the morning. Hopefully she can get in really soon.
I am so sorry...
My daughter was having a problem :)
No you have helpped me. I was freaking out thinking my child could loose her teeth
no it's okay. I have kids too
let me read what was your question
You wanted to know what would the dentist do
Well, she would have to see if the frenum is what is causing the problem
can I do anything to help it until then?
you need to deep the area as clean as possible
brush the area with a soft brush
make sure that you do it gently
and try to brush upwards
I can do that.up wards? okay.
yes, exactly, upwards
can i keep flossing it or stop that?
you can buy her a mouthwash
yes, keep flossing
it is easier with the flossers
make sure you treat the area gently
okay they type with floride is okay? flossers are the ones on sticks?
yes to both queations
okay. I'll make sure of that and I'll buy a softer toothbrush tomorrow.
ok… Don't worry, please
she will not loose her tooth!!!!
okay. I'll try not to. I'm so worried about that.
I'm scared of the dentist you know.
the good news is that the scared is you…and not her
so try not to show it to her...
she may have a great experience with the dentist
and never know fear from us :)
:) I hope so
I am a pediatric dentist and I always give parents this advice...
you'll be surprised
:) thank you so much
Try to have someone recommend a good pediatric dentist
You are very welcome!
Thank you!!! I feel yards better.
good luck to you!
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Oh yeah it's was very helpful. Have a good night.
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