Should You Pull a Loose Baby Tooth?

should you pull a loose baby tooth Maple Grove

Losing baby teeth is a rite of passge for children: tangible evidence of getting older, plus a little profit if the tooth fairy pays a visit. At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN, we have some thoughts on losing baby teeth.

Sometimes things don’t go as expected. The loose tooth won’t come out, even after a week of wiggling. It hurts so much your child can’t sleep.

If a loose tooth won’t fall out on its own, schedule an appointment with us.

Some things to remember:

  • Don’t practice DIY dentistry. No strings on doorknobs, or pliers in kids’ mouths!
  • If a tooth doesn’t fall out on its own, it might not be loose because the permanent tooth is pushing it out.
  • A loose tooth that doesn’t fall out on its own is at risk of infection.

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN, we can identify dental problems before they get too serious. People from Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo visit our practice for complete family and restorative dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota


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