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Liberty, MO 64068


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115 Blue Jay Drive
Suite 104
Liberty, MO 64068

As a parent, it can be tough to know the proper way to help your child when a tooth is ready to come out.  The roots of the baby teeth gradually dissolve as the permanent teeth descend.  This process is called resorption.  If a baby tooth is only slightly loose, you should leave it alone until more of the root dissolves.  If it is very loose but won't come out, you can help your child pull it out.  Use a tissue or a piece of gauze to grasp the tooth firmly and give a quick twist as you pull.  If you and your child aren't able to remove the loose tooth, it may need to be extracted.


Great tip!!
By Crystal Smith
April 29, 2013
This is really a great tip!! I had to do this just yesterday with my 7 yr old daughter. Her front tth had been loose for some time. She couldnt get it out and was saying it was hurting. I could tell it was ready to come out because i could twist it both left and right. So...I grabbed a tissue and gave a little pull! Whaalaa out came the thh!

Daniel Colgan

 Dr. Colgans office provides gentle, compassionate care to all of our patients at our dental practice in Liberty MO. We make your comfort and dental health our top priority.

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