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11 month old knocked tooth totally forward-- UPDATE

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My 11 month old son decided to bite down on a wood table and fell backwards yanking the right front tooth straight forward. I immediately took him to the hospital where we waited. For hours. Then finally an on call dental trauma chick came in, wiggled it, and said to come in in the morning and she would pull it. She wants to strap him down, give him a shot, then yank it out with the medical equivalent of pliers. I've done a lot of research on this tonight (notice it's 4am) and I am not sure that pulling it out is the right thing to do with him being so young. In most cases it seems to be okay around 2 or so, but he's not even a year. And I'm REALLY not comfortable with a papoose board. My biggest problem here is that it needs to be taken care of immediately- it hurts him and it's severely out of place. It hardened into the straight forward position. Can they not just put it back into place and see if it will heal? Has anyone been through this with a child this young?

 

UPDATE:  We just got back from the dentist. They did have to pull it, they took an x-ray but could tell it was only barely hanging on. They let us hold him instead of strapping him down, thank God... and instead of a shot she used a topical anesthetic. He cried but he didn't fight us which I think he might havce if he had been held down tightly (hands or board either way he doesn't like being held tight.. he's a soft snuggle kind of kid). My husband says the tooth just popped right out. I didn't watch. He's home and cruisin around again. A little cranky but not much. He barfed all over me a few minutes ago -I think it was just a reaction to the pain, meds, and a bottle and a half all too close together because he's happy as can be at the moment. He keeps playing with the hole, lol.

by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:10 AM
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DestinyHLewis
by Gold Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:59 AM
Quoting MajorsMom8215:




The had to sedate her. To a minimum. Even with the papoose they can move a bit. They need them still. She was a bit groggy, but not too bad. In order to pull the teeth and get in their mouth they need them still. It is safer that way. He needs the tooth pulled. If you refuse, it will only become infected and cause further issues. Try and look at it like no biggy. Kids are kids and accidents happen. If you don't think you can handle it and stay calm? Don't be in the room. His adult tooth will grow in eventually. I know it is scary, but it is pretty common.
MajorsMom8215
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:06 AM

 Sedated with what? I keep thinking I'd be okay with the papoose IF they used nitrous first.. I've had it, so I know he wouldn't really give a damn what they did to him and wouldn't remember clearly later... but I'm not aware of other kinds. Is that what they used for her or is there another kind I haven't come across yet?

Quoting DestinyHLewis:

Quoting MajorsMom8215:




The had to sedate her. To a minimum. Even with the papoose they can move a bit. They need them still. She was a bit groggy, but not too bad. In order to pull the teeth and get in their mouth they need them still. It is safer that way. He needs the tooth pulled. If you refuse, it will only become infected and cause further issues. Try and look at it like no biggy. Kids are kids and accidents happen. If you don't think you can handle it and stay calm? Don't be in the room. His adult tooth will grow in eventually. I know it is scary, but it is pretty common.

 

MajorsMom8215
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:20 AM

 ok all.. going to bed... I'll try to update tomorrow... thanks for everyone's help!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:23 AM
Even sedated they still move. That's why they use a papoose.

Quoting MajorsMom8215:

 


Quoting MumsTheWord571:

I would take him to a pediatric dentist in the morning. A papoose is really not that big a deal. I've allowed both of my kids to be in one. It's really for their best interest. Fighting and struggling against the doctor will hurt him.

 Right, I realize struggling wouldn't be good... I was thinking conscious sedation might be a better route, though. Were your kids able to relax in it?

happy2bmom25
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:26 AM
If you can, go see a pediatruc dentist. My four year ild crashed on his buke and moved a tooth back. The tooth turned grey. Within 3 months the tooth returned to its original position and regained its color.
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BluePandaDreams
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:32 AM
Poor kid. Sounds like his tooth needs to be pulled, but I would go to children's dentist.
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southern.momof2
by Pirate on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:51 AM
I wouldn't allow my child in a papoose board either. When his first dentist suggested it, I found a different dentist that did oral sedation and my son did great with that. That would be my suggestion for you.
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