How to Know When to Pull Your Child’s Tooth

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You may know that losing a tooth is something every child should eventually go through. In general, children usually lose their first tooth when they turn six years old. However, do you ever wonder if you may need to pull your child’s tooth?

If possible, it’s better to let the tooth fall out naturally. Once their tooth becomes loose, we recommend showing your child how to gently wiggle that tooth back and forth. Still, please remember to tell your kids to handle their loose tooth gently.

It is vital that you pull their pearly whites at the right time. In fact, you may want to consider pulling the loose tooth if it’s dangling from their gums and could pose a choking threat while your child is young. However, you should avoid pulling your child’s tooth if touching it is painful. Also, please don’t pull your kid’s tooth if it isn’t loose enough.

If you do pull out your child’s tooth, please remember to use a twisting motion. Also be aware that you should also grab the loose tooth with a sterilized cloth or with gauze. Of course, you can also visit our dental team if you’re concerned about one of your children’s teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about helping your child pull their teeth in Price, Utah, please feel free to give Price Pediatric Dental a call at 435-637-9590. Our dentist, Dr. Trace M. Lund, and our team look forward to hearing from you. We’re excited to receive your call soon.