Charlottesville Loose Tooth Dentist

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Does Your Child Have a Loose Tooth?

Losing a tooth is a right of passage for most children. It’s also extremely common and usually isn’t a dental emergency — it’s just a part of your child’s normal oral development.

But that doesn’t mean that all loose teeth in children are completely harmless. In fact, losing a baby tooth too early can cause your child’s teeth to become crooked, misaligned, and develop improperly. It can also cause decay or infection.

At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we’re here to help your child develop their teeth to be all they can be. We provide care for children of all ages, and look forward to working with you as a parent or guardian to help treat your child’s loose tooth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child.

When To Worry If Your Child Has a Loose Tooth

  • If your child is under the age of 4
  • The loose tooth is a direct result of an impact injury
  • The loose tooth is an adult tooth
  • The loose tooth is causing your child pain

“We always have a great experience at Childrens Dentistry! My daughter is nervous coming to the dentist, but Arianna always makes it such a great experience for her and talks her through everything!”

– Megan V.

Can your child not wait for a scheduled appointment? We offer emergency dentistry appointments

We know that not all dental pain can wait for a scheduled appointment. Contact our team to schedule an emergency dental appointment for your child.

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Treating Loose Teeth at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville

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Your child’s teeth could be unnaturally loose for any number of reasons, including injury and tooth decay. When your child comes to the office to have their loose tooth treated, we’ll perform a full examination and take x-rays to get an idea of any issues that might be present.

Once we diagnose the root cause of your child’s loose tooth, we’ll recommend any necessary treatments that we think will help them get back to full strength.

Common reasons for a loose tooth can include:

  • Impact injury
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth grinding

We Accept Most Insurance & Medicaid

We believe every child should have access to the best dental care possible. We proudly accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:

  • Anthem
  • Metlife
  • Guardian
  • United Concordia
  • Delta Dental
  • Cigna

Meet Our Doctors & Staff

Our dentists are compassionate, caring, gentle, empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of every child.

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Loose Teeth FAQ

How do I know if my child’s baby tooth has fallen out too soon?

When it comes to primary teeth, there is no hard and fast schedule for when they will naturally fall out. In general, primary teeth will fall out from ages 5-11. If your child is younger than that, or your child’s teeth are loose or fall out after a specific injury or occurrence of pain, get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.

My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still treat their loose tooth?

In most cases, we can perform basic dental x-rays, exams, and cleanings for children who have Special Needs. Our Charlottesville loose tooth dentists are experienced and enjoy working with kids who have Special Needs, including kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who deal with dental anxiety.

We’ll do all we can to help your child relax so they can receive the dental care they need. In some cases, we will recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other sedation dentistry options.

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Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville

Address: 1470 Pantops Mountain Pl Ste 1 Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Click for Directions)

Hours: Mon-Thur: 8AM-5PM | Fri: 8AM-4PM

Phone: (434) 260-6836

Fax: (434) 817-1819