Should You Pull a Loose Baby Tooth?

should you pull a loose baby tooth Burlington

Losing baby teeth is a rite of passge for children: tangible evidence of getting older, plus a little profit if the tooth fairy pays a visit. At Pediatric Dental Center we have some thoughts on losing baby teeth.

Sometimes things don’t go as expected. The loose tooth won’t come out, even after a week of wiggling. It hurts so much your child can’t sleep.

If a loose tooth won’t fall out on its own, schedule an appointment with us.

Some things to remember:

  • Don’t practice DIY dentistry. No strings on doorknobs, or pliers in kids’ mouths!
  • If a tooth doesn’t fall out on its own, it might not be loose because the permanent tooth is pushing it out.
  • A loose tooth that doesn’t fall out on its own is at risk of infection.

At Pediatric Dental Center, early dental care helps us identify dental problems before they get serious. We specialize in pediatric dentistry services and have offices in Burlington, Cold Spring and Crestview Hills KY. Call us today to schedule your child’s next checkup!

Contact Pediatric Dental Center:


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5495 N Bend Rd Ste 102
Burlington, Kentucky


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