Help my son swallowed his first tooth!!!
Can anyone please help me find out what to do? My 6 year old son got his very first loose tooth about 3 weeks ago. The new tooth was already growing in behind the baby tooth, but the doctor told me that was ok. We hadn't tried to pull the baby tooth out because it was still attached very well. (or so we thought) But yesterday morning when he woke up the baby tooth was gone! I spent an hour tearing up his bed looking all over for the missing tooth. But with no luck came to the decision that he must of swallowed it. I am so sad, because he is my oldest child. And that was his first baby tooth. Now I don't know what to do. Should I try to find it when it comes out? (kind of eww) When and if it comes out will it still look like a real tooth? Or will it be messed up and not worth hanging on to anyway? If any one can tell me if it's worth it to try to reclaim this very important milestone, it would be so helpful.