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  Shadowvoid  |  33

Well technically since it's a primary tooth, it will fall out so this is only a temporary problem. If you feel like it needs to be fixed though, you can have your dentist do something other than wait 8 years.

By  amileah13  |  26

Aww poor thing! Hopefully it's a baby tooth :(

  amileah13  |  26

Totally mortified. I read that FML way too quickly, sorry guys! Thanks for pointing out my mistake!

  mswim  |  27

You'd be surprised. My youngest sister tripped and fell as a baby and chipped her tooth. When it fell out years later and the new adult tooth came in it had a big orange stain on it. My parents (dentists) said it was because she fell and pushed her baby tooth up which knocked into her adult tooth, damaging and scarring it.
Hopefully that's not the case with OP's daughter.

  betweenwinds  |  18

That really depends. If she just chipped a little enamel, she's probably okay. If she chipped all the way to the dentin or the pulp, the little girl could actually be in quite a bit of pain.

"Baby teeth" are actually very important. They maintain the spaces needed in the mouth for the permanent teeth to erupt normally. If you loose a primary tooth more than 6 months before a permanent tooth is expected to come in, you need to get a space maintainer else all of the other teeth in the mouth will shift around to fill in the space. Then you get to drop several grand on the orthodontist when the kid's older because their teeth will be all crowded.

By  False_Stupidity  |  41

I wonder if the whole layout of this dentistry is purposely designed so that people trip and chip teeth on the marble floor. It looks totally accidental but brings in more business.

Anyhow, what kind of dentist has marble floors!