Removing a wiggly baby tooth

Pediatric dentists say the best way to remove a wiggly baby tooth is to turn the tooth, like a radio knob instead of wiggling it.  The new adult tooth is suppose to push directly under the baby tooth, melting the root of the baby tooth until it is pushed out of the mouth. This process usually takes 2 to 3 weeks one the baby tooth starts to wiggle.

Adult teeth do not always read the instruction manual on how to grow. If you can see an adult tooth showing under the baby tooth or along side the baby tooth this can be a problem. The longer the baby tooth remains, it can misdirect the adult tooth out of line.

A baby tooth that is not loose with the adult tooth erupting along side or a baby tooth that is stubborn and will not come out needs to be seen by the dentist.