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    My little 9 yr old lad knocked his front adult tooth out this morning. After a frantic 10mins, we got the tooth in milk about 15mins after it came out having not touched the root, and got to the dentist within an hour where the dentist as put it back in and splinted it across the other teeth. Gum was pretty badly ripped at the front.

    He's on antibiotics now, and we're going back in at 5.30pm to check up on it. The prognosis does not look great long term with regard to the tooth being saved permanently, but perhaps might last till adulthood.

    If there are any treatments / suggestions / advice, please PM me or reply below.

    I'm one shaking, worried parent right now!

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      My little 9 yr old lad knocked his front adult tooth out this morning. After a frantic 10mins, we got the tooth in milk about 15mins after it came out having not touched the root, and got to the dentist within an hour where the dentist as put it back in and splinted it across the other teeth. Gum was pretty badly ripped at the front.

      He's on antibiotics now, and we're going back in at 5.30pm to check up on it. The prognosis does not look great long term with regard to the tooth being saved permanently, but perhaps might last till adulthood.

      If there are any treatments / suggestions / advice, please PM me or reply below.

      I'm one shaking, worried parent right now!
      Mate, its a TOOTH thats been knocked out,shame and all that , but christ almighty you're going on like he 's lost a leg , so he might have to have a false one, not a big deal is it
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      Mate, its a TOOTH thats been knocked out,shame and all that , but christ almighty you're going on like he 's lost a leg , so he might have to have a false one, not a big deal is it


      I get his concern but yeah it is only a tooth

      Get fake one if need be
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      I know I know it's only a tooth, blimey, I said I was shaking a bit that's all, he's bashed himself up pretty bad. Just want to make sure we can do what we can to save it.

      Nothing like taking the opportunity to have a dig at someone is there.
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      If it lasts until adulthood, an implant as a replacement would be the best option. I should imagine that implants will not be an option until the jaw is fully developed.
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      if the tooth beds back in then the gum may adhere to it , the chances of the nerve re-growing are not good however , he has age on his side though and i presume he hasn't started drinking , smoking and shagging brasses yet so you'd have to give it a 50/50 chance of bedding in but i wouldn't have thought the nerves will re-grow.......which means the tooth will die and discolour.
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      I know I know it's only a tooth, blimey, I said I was shaking a bit that's all, he's bashed himself up pretty bad. Just want to make sure we can do what we can to save it.

      Nothing like taking the opportunity to have a dig at someone is there.
      Apologies . First reply just made me chuckle .

      Hope you get sorted
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      Mate, its a TOOTH thats been knocked out,shame and all that , but christ almighty you're going on like he 's lost a leg , so he might have to have a false one, not a big deal is it
      What was the point in replying?
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      If it lasts until adulthood, an implant as a replacement would be the best option. I should imagine that implants will not be an option until the jaw is fully developed.
      That seems like pretty solid advice, hope he's alright as it must have been a fair whack to staright up knock out a tooth.
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      I know I know it's only a tooth, blimey, I said I was shaking a bit that's all, he's bashed himself up pretty bad. Just want to make sure we can do what we can to save it.

      Nothing like taking the opportunity to have a dig at someone is there.
      It is a major inconvenience. I split one of my front teeth when I was blowing on top of a bottle for that flute effect, and my mate’s dog nose butted the bottom of the bottle causing it to smash into my tooth.

      Unfortunately my tooth was split down to the root and couldn’t be saved. If his tooth came out without damaging the root he might be lucky. Even if it only lasts until adulthood it will save him having to use a plate, which he will need to prevent all his other teeth moving over and filling the gap, leaving him with one front tooth in the middle.
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      It is a major inconvenience. I split one of my front teeth when I was blowing on top of a bottle for that flute effect, and my mate’s dog nose butted the bottom of the bottle causing it to smash into my tooth.

      Unfortunately my tooth was split down to the root and couldn’t be saved. If his tooth came out without damaging the root he might be lucky. Even if it only lasts until adulthood it will save him having to use a plate, which he will need to prevent all his other teeth moving over and filling the gap, leaving him with one front tooth in the middle.
      Wish we'd known a little bit more of what to do. Ideally you push the tooth straight back in and hold it in place until you get to the dentist. If there is too much pain (which there was), then get it straight in some milk, or between your cheek and gum at the side of your mouth. We didn't get it in milk till about 15mins after it came out, and that might effect the roots chance to last till adulthood, dentist had it back in within an hour of it coming out though, so it's just a case of wait and see.

      Would be delighted if he can make it through to an age where he can have an implant.

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