Milk teeth removal in children does not always require a visit to the dentist. They easily detach from the root and sometimes fall by themselves, at the slightest touch. Most fall when the baby eats and forces them to chew. Sometimes, however, children experience pain when a toothpick is about to fall and they need help getting it out.
Oral hygiene should be done regardless of whether your teeth are moving or not!
Whether the youngest has a few teeth and they move, they should not be neglected, in the idea that they will be replaced anyway. They must still be brushed and cleaned, respecting the general rules of oral hygiene.
If they are not taken care of, infections, cavities and other problems can occur which can make their fall very painful. In these cases, the children should be taken to the dentist!
Make sure he is of the right age for falling milk teeth!
Loss or fall of milk teeth in children usually begins around the age of 6 and extends to 13 or 14 years. Up to 14 years of age, permanent dentists have to erupt and replace the milk teeth.
Make sure it moves fast enough before pulling it out!
The tooth that is about to fall must move far enough before your intervention for extraction. He just has to stay rooted. If he does not move at all or just a little, do not try to remove him, because you can traumatize the child. The pain is very great if the tooth is not weak enough.
Wash your hands well. Then take a piece of sterile gauze and with one finger check the condition of the toothpaste to find out if you are trying to extract it or not.
Encourage your child to keep moving!
Tell your child to try and move his tongue all the time to make him weaker and weaker. Its extraction will be much simpler and less painful in this way. You may not even need your intervention anymore and it will fall by itself.
If the baby bears the pain and does not scare very easily, you can try to move it a little louder or rotate it to detach it from the root. If it does not come off after these movements, then you have to wait a while, because the tooth is not ready to fall.
Methods of extracting milk teeth in children!
Tooth loss also implies some degree of pain in children. Some of them do not support being touched, so you have to resort to some tricks and methods to distract or easily "trick" them:
wrap a little tooth around the tooth - the problem (as much as at its base), tell the little one that you just want to clean it or move it a little, and pull it fast, in one move; will cause some tears and pain, but will quickly get rid of a problem;
also try the variant with the denture attachment with one end and the other end of the door handle (most likely this method is known from your own childhood), then try to close the door and ready, the dentist "flew" from the child's mouth;
encourage the child to move it continuously and have him / her constantly bite a clean towel or a thick piece of gauze to weaken the tooth and to ease the pressure off.
Beware of bleeding after the fall of the tooth!
After the tooth is extracted, blood will flow. Take a piece of sterile gauze, put a little distilled or oxygenated water or warm water and apply it in that place. Leave it for a few minutes until the bleeding ceases. Take care of the child, so as not to swallow the piece of gauze.
If the bleeding does not clear, then go to the doctor with your baby. Also, if the little one does not bear the pain of removing the toothpick and does not let you touch it in any form, then go to the dentist to remove it.
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