Loose teeth should be wiggled out

At some point every child will experience having a loose tooth. Primary teeth usually exfoliate (fall out) between the ages of 5 to 13. When a primary (baby) tooth becomes loose due to the normal eruption of the permanent molar we like to encourage our patients to “wiggle” on those baby teeth. Wiggling helps with the loss of the tooth while the gum tissue is healthy and many times causes the tooth to fall out with minimal bleeding or discomfort. If the tooth is loose due to an injury please contact our office so we can evaluate the extent of the injury.