Should You Pull a Loose Baby Tooth?

should you pull a loose baby tooth Anchorage

Losing baby teeth is a rite of passge for children: tangible evidence of getting older, plus a little profit if the tooth fairy pays a visit. At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we have some thoughts on losing baby teeth.

Sometimes things don’t go as expected. The loose tooth won’t come out, even after a week of wiggling. It hurts so much your child can’t sleep.

If a loose tooth won’t fall out on its own, schedule an appointment with us.

Some things to remember:

  • Don’t practice DIY dentistry. No strings on doorknobs, or pliers in kids’ mouths!
  • If a tooth doesn’t fall out on its own, it might not be loose because the permanent tooth is pushing it out.
  • A loose tooth that doesn’t fall out on its own is at risk of infection.

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, family dentistry helps to identify dental problems before they get too serious. Patients from Anchorage, Wasilla, and Eagle River also come to our office for cosmetic dentistry. Call today to schedule your child’s next checkup today!

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:


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Alaska Premier Dental Group – Anchorage
6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, AK 99504

Alaska Premier Dental Group – Wasilla
865 N Seward Meridian Pkwy #201
Wasilla, AK 99654


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