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Recommendations for a Child Dentist

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Recommendations for a Child Dentist

My toddler son has the area above the gums turning kind of black in color.

Any recommendations for a good child dentist?

Thanks
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I am sure there are lots. Location might be helpful. I have one I can recommend in Nunavut does that work for you or are you looking for one in the Centre of the universe AKA Toronto? Even assuming you are in Toronto you might want to specify what part.
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Is tooth extraction necessary for a 7 yr old if it's going to fall out anyways? Is it necessary to go with a pediatric dentist?
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fogetmylogin wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 1:38 pm
I am sure there are lots. Location might be helpful. I have one I can recommend in Nunavut does that work for you or are you looking for one in the Centre of the universe AKA Toronto? Even assuming you are in Toronto you might want to specify what part.
I am in North York/Scarborough (GTA)
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membrs wrote:
Apr 25th, 2017 12:54 pm
I am in North York/Scarborough (GTA)
I'd recommend Dr. Wong on Homer Watson in Kitchener, about an 70 minute drive for you tho. He does anesthesia so if you have good benefits or cash, you don't have to put the child through the stress of it all.
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greg123 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 8:04 pm
Is tooth extraction necessary for a 7 yr old if it's going to fall out anyways? Is it necessary to go with a pediatric dentist?
yeah definitely have to see a dentist!! Doesn't have to be pediatric though.

It's not like the problem is only the tooth. If it's a cavity, it can get into the nerve and deeper in the gum.
You definitely have to treat it / see a dentist, because otherwise the next teeth won't grow.
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Did he fall and bump the tooth?

Both of ours (twins) have fell and bumped teeth. The black you see could be dried blood at the gum line. Ours had that. Within a few weeks the whole tooth may discolour to a grey/brown tinge. That is blood that has got into the tooth and dried. Sometimes they go back to normal colour. Both ours did.

The Dr. will say there's pretty much nothing you can do as it is a baby tooth. They will probably suggest an xray to ensure no damage to the adult tooth. They will say watch for the formation of an abcess which is like a red pimple above the gum line of the injured tooth. It can take a week or two to form if one comes.

The area you are talking about is rare to have a cavity. Thats why Im thinking it was some sort of trauma. Sounds very similar to what we went theough with ours.
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