Loose teeth, now what?

My 5 year old's bottom 2 front teeth are loose and slightly wiggly. Now I don't remember much about losing my teeth when I was little, but I (as an adult) have seen kids wiggling their loose teeth and it kind of grosses me out. He's sort of fascinated by the whole thing so spends some time in the mirror wiggling them.

So my questions are, are they (or just one) going to kind of just fall out, or will there be tugging and pulling involved? how long until the adult teeth show up? And what's the going rate for the tooth fairy these days? Is there anything else I need to know?
My first one got loose and I eventually knocked out while biting into a piece of chicken.

None of mine ever just fell out completely on their own, like whoops my tooth just fell out. But some involved more pulling than others. Sometimes they were wiggling around too much and I just wanted them gone.

Not sure what the going rate is. I'd guess a dollar but with inflation today...
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Wiggles and pulls. Rarely do teeth come out completely on their own. Sometimes they'll come out while eating.

I love to pull teeth. My kids can count on me to pull a loose tooth for them.


ETA: Our tooth fairy gives $5 for the first tooth, and $2 for each tooth thereafter. If the kid loses more than one in a day, they'll get an extra dollar bonus for each tooth. She's an unreliable tooth fairy though. There have been times when she forgot to come, and the kid had to leave their tooth under the pillow for a second or even occasionally a third night in a row.
ETA: Our tooth fairy gives $5 for the first tooth, and $2 for each tooth thereafter. If the kid loses more than one in a day, they'll get an extra dollar bonus for each tooth. She's an unreliable tooth fairy though. There have been times when she forgot to come, and the kid had to leave their tooth under the pillow for a second or even occasionally a third night in a row.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
LOL, your tooth fairy has quite a complex system.

My teeth never came all the way out on my own, and my mom usually insisted on pulling them out for me. Ugh! It still gives me chills to think about it, so it wasn't the most pleasant experience for me. I imagine most kids would be more easygoing about it though. For some reason, teeth always made me a bit queasy.
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Yeah, I'm not really looking forward to it. I am trying to let him know that it might hurt, so not to be surprised. I just don't know if I've got the stomach/heart to pull them out. Might be a task best left for Daddy. :P
Yeah, I'm not really looking forward to it. I am trying to let him know that it might hurt, so not to be surprised. I just don't know if I've got the stomach/heart to pull them out. Might be a task best left for Daddy. :P
Originally Posted by Sigi

Oh, it's easy. Once they're loose, baby teeth have no roots. You just say "come here, just let mommy see how loose it is", and you give it one little flick with your fingernail and it's out. All the wiggling drama is over and you can look forward to the tooth fairy coming to visit.

For my daughter, I (er, I mean the tooth fairy) gave her a little silver charm bracelet when she lost her first tooth and then gave her one tiny pearl charm for each tooth as they come out. She's up to 8 pearl charms on her bracelet, 4 more to go:

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My 5 year old's bottom 2 front teeth are loose and slightly wiggly. Now I don't remember much about losing my teeth when I was little, but I (as an adult) have seen kids wiggling their loose teeth and it kind of grosses me out. He's sort of fascinated by the whole thing so spends some time in the mirror wiggling them.

So my questions are, are they (or just one) going to kind of just fall out, or will there be tugging and pulling involved? how long until the adult teeth show up? And what's the going rate for the tooth fairy these days? Is there anything else I need to know?
Originally Posted by Sigi
our daughter lost her first bottom tooth a couple of weeks ago. she, just like her brother, was fascinated by the whole wiggly tooth concept and kept playing with it with her tongue.

my husband gave her a bowl of strawberries one night and while she was eating the first one, her tooth fell out into her hand. she was so happy and proud!

our son was determined to take his second tooth out instead of waiting until it fell out or got lodged in a bite of food, even though we were advising him that his root was still pretty fixed in the gum, however wiggly it was. after 15 minutes of quiet (that kind of quiet where in the back of your mind, you know something bad is happening), he ran out into the den proclaiming, "I got it!" . . .

. . . blood dribbling down his chin!

yes, our son is, how shall i put it? erum, determined and focused! yes, that's a positive way to put it!
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Cute story: My older brother had a loose tooth & my dad told him to tie a string aroudn his tooth adn one end to teh door. Well, he did that & put a sign on the other side of the door that said "OPEN ME FAST" and called for my mom. My mom said she came adn "OPENED FAST" and my brother looked like this: but he had done it on the wrong side of the door, so it opened TOWARDS him instead of pulling! ha so instead,I think she just had him back up a little adn then slammed the door shut & it yanked out! he was so confused when it didn't come out when she opened the door she said!
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Yeah, my mom did the door-slamming thing too. Maybe that's why I'm traumatized. I need to stop opening this thread, it's totally grossing me out!
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ETA: Our tooth fairy gives $5 for the first tooth, and $2 for each tooth thereafter. If the kid loses more than one in a day, they'll get an extra dollar bonus for each tooth. She's an unreliable tooth fairy though. There have been times when she forgot to come, and the kid had to leave their tooth under the pillow for a second or even occasionally a third night in a row.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That reminds me of the commercial with the tooth fairy who has stipulations for each kind of tooth lost!! (I think it's a Capital One card commercial)

When I was a kid our tooth fairy (named Sarah) brough small gifts left at the foot of the bed, not money. We made out pretty well.
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I always put my tooth in a band-aid tin box and the tooth fairy would leave me 4 quarters in it's place.
A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

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Our pediatric dentist told me he's found that the boys dont' want to wait for the tooth to wiggle loose, and generally pull almost as soon as the tooth is loose. My oldest son is like that. He'd tell me he had a loose tooth in the morning and by the afternoon he'd be showing me his prize.
Dr. O said girls, on the other hand, usually wiggled and wiggled until it jssut fell out of their mouths. My sister and I were that way. My daughter is between the 2 extremes, but tends to wiggle as much as possible. My SIL pulled Ashley's first loose tooth in a BK playland with a napkin. There was a bit of blood, but it was over.
The adult tooth is right under the baby tooth, so you should see it popping through the gum within a week, even only a few days alter depending on how ready the tooth was to fall out.
I remember losing a tooth while eating an apple, and another did literally fall out on my way onto the school bus.
Our toothfairy is cheap. $1 for the first and last tooth, .25 for those inbetween. If the dentist has to pull one, sometimes she'll give $1-2. I think my daughter is the last one to have baby teeth in our home. She's got 2 that need to be out by her next orthodontic appointment. She's terrified that they need to be pulled at Dr. O's but he's awesome.
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