Tooth "Injury" Advice
Catroo has an interesting predicament. Any dentists among the urbanMama community that can comment; or someone who has experienced something similar?
My 6 year-old son seems to be prone to "mouth" injuries. On his first birthday, he bit through his tongue. Ouch! About a year ago he tripped and landed on one of his front baby teeth. At the time we were living in a small town in Wisconsin, and the dentist said that there wasn't much he could do - just to let him know if the tooth started to look really bad. So, we move to Portland, and I've been procrastinating finding a new dentist...we're all overdue. A few days ago, Cooper gets yet another mouth injury. This time he busts his lip and knocks out the tooth next to the damaged one. (I'm pretty sure the one he lost was loose anyway.) But now the damaged tooth is feeling wiggly and seems to be jutting forward. So - should I rush him to the dentist? Or just let it hopefully fall out on it's own soon. As luck would have it, we just changed insurance coverage, and I'm in the midst of straightening out an data entry error regarding our dental insurance. We'll all be going to the dentist soon anyway, but I wonder if I should try to get him in fast.