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Old 12-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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11 year old molar question

My son is 11, and he has a loose molar. Its been loose for about a month, but for the past week or so the gum right above it is really red and inflamed. The tooth is very loose, but not quite ready to come out.
I called the dentist, they said that it could be inflamed if something got stuck under the tooth, or just from the wiggling of it.
I am worried that its something else, but they said to give it a day or two and make him do salt water rinses to see if it calms down.
Any ideas if this is normal? And should I panic?

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Old 12-01-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: 11 year old molar question


If your really worried, call you dental office and insist on having your son's tooth looked at. The dentist can numb it up and take it out in no time.. It's probably nothing to worry about, normal, but if it makes your worries go away, call... Your son's important

Take ncare

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