Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!)

Todder teeth knocked out is a scary thought, wanna know something even scarier – IT HAPPENING and then realizing that your toddler’s teeth were knocked into his GUMS! I KNOW…

OMG, what a week it has been. Well actually, since last Thursday we have been in a downward spiral – grasping at any positive we can get.

teeth knocked into gums

Last Thursday, Izaiah had fallen asleep for his nap on the floor. He hadn’t been feeling well – and anytime this boy will sleep – we take it, even if it means it’s on the floor. And you don’t move him because well – he won’t go back to bed.

I am on the couch talking to our realtor when I hear a blood curdling scream. I am running thru the house trying to find Izaiah. I find him on the floor of the kitchen, crying. I pick him up, still on the phone and go to tell our realtor I’ll call him back when I notice my arm is covered in blood. Oh the panic in both me and him was too much.

toddler knocked out teeth

It appears that Izaiah was half awake when he went to sit on the chair (something he does several times a day) and fell (which he has done before). Poor buddy!

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So thankful for a good pediatric dentist and an iPad to keep him distracted.

The first thought I had, was Izaiah must of hit his head. We experienced staples in the head before with E, so immediately jumped to that conclusion. Nope. No bleeding from the head. Oh, he must of bit his lip or tongue. I go to look in his mouth and sheer horror when I see that Izaiah has missing teeth. It looks like 2 or 3 of his teeth are broken off. I am in a state of FREAK OUT at this point.

Fortunately, my husband was working from home and Zeke was napping. We scoured the kitchen floor looking for his teeth – they were no where to be found.

The husband starts Googling and we end up getting an emergency visit with the dentist.

Teeth Knocked Into His Gums

Long story short – his baby teeth were knocked into his gums. They are still there, and what I was seeing when I thought his teeth were knocked out were his teeth. CREEPY. CRAZY. PAINFUL. Yes. Yes and more YES. KNOCKED into his gums is the last thing I could ever imagine.

So if you are the praying type, please say a little prayer for Izaiah.

The dentist says the teeth should re-emerge when they want to. He is on anti-biotics to help prevent infection. Poor buddy is dealing with this better than I thought, but is not liking having to be on a “soft” diet for a week. (He learned the hard way, when he snuck a Frito why he shouldn’t eat chips!!)

My poor little boy, with the 2 missing teeth, how my heart hurts for your pain.


Full detail of what went down…. 

Have You Experience Toddler Teeth Terror?

{ Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!) is part of the Digital Mom Blog series Toddler Talk}

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  • PK

    Yes, the loss of baby teeth is scary but even if they were knocked out, they probably shouldn’t be reimplanted. This is a decision that your dentist should make so they should be stored in a Save-A-Tooth and brought to your dentist. Hopefully, the permanent teeth underneath weren’t damaged. If the knocked out teeth were permanent, they should definitely be stored in a Save-A-Tooth and reimplanted by your dentist.

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