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Is It Okay To Pull A Loose Baby Tooth? Here’s What You Should Know

Many parents often find themselves conflicted when it comes to the loose baby tooth topic. Some parents think it’s okay to extract the tooth while others trust the dentist’s hands more. But what do the professionals say?

Key takeaway:

  • Pulling a loose tooth at home may cause pain, excessive bleeding and infections.
  • Ask your child to gently wiggle their loose tooth with their tongue.
  • The safest way of pulling a loose tooth is having it extracted by a dentist.

Unless your dentist tells you otherwise, it’s best to leave your child’s loose teeth alone.

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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