Understanding Bumped Baby Teeth with Montshire Pediatric Dentistry

Bumped Baby Tooth

When your child experiences a bumped baby tooth, it can be a worrying time. Often, trauma that results in minor movement of a baby tooth requires no treatment. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the tooth and monitor any changes. Here’s what to look out for:

What to Look Out For:

  • Occlusal Interference: This occurs when the tooth is out of alignment, causing discomfort or pain when your child bites down. If the tooth is in the way and causing pain, it may require treatment.
  • Tooth Mobility: If the tooth is excessively loose and there's a risk of it being aspirated (inhaled into the lungs) or swallowed, it’s essential to seek dental advice. ​
  • Persistent Pain: If your child experiences ongoing pain or discomfort, it’s important to consult with a pediatric dentist. ​
  • Discoloration: If the tooth starts to turn dark or show signs of infection, such as swelling or pus, it needs professional attention. ​

Have questions or want to schedule a visit?

If your child has bumped their baby tooth and you notice any of the signs mentioned above, don’t hesitate to reach out. Please call us to schedule a visit, and our experienced team will provide the necessary care and guidance to ensure your child's oral health is protected.