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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Cut Gums

09/02/2010

Question:

My 2yr old daughter fell off the bed and hit her mouth on something. It was kinda bloody. when i finished cleaning her off, i noticed that a piece of her gum was cut off above her left front tooth. Will this grow back?

Answer:

It is likely that your daughter's gums will heal without any problems. The fall, however, could have damaged her baby teeth. This is an excellent time to have her examined by a dentist who is experienced in treating young children. 

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University