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Baby has torn upper lip labial frenulum
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#1 Electro

Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:43 PM

My 14 month old is just learning to walk and a few hours ago took a dive over a cushion which had fallen off the couch and he went smack onto our floorboards.  There was ALOT of blood in his mouth, mostly flooding his top teeth. And of course the dreaded heart-wrenching silent cry.

After having a look I saw he completely tore his upper labial frenulum/frenum (weird name for that piece of skin between your top lip and gum - thank you Google!!) right away from his gum.  The tear is right from the centre of his teeth.  It looks awful  sad.gif

Do I just leave it as if normally the approach for minor mouth injuries?   Will it heal or just heal seperated?  Will it do anything to the development of his top front teeth?

I've given him some Nurofen in the hope it takes any edge off the soreness he'll no doubt have in the morning.  Let alone how he'll go breastfeeding. sad.gif

I imagine he took a decent bang to his little teeth as well falling flat on his face....anything I should worry about there?

Talk about mother guilt...I turned my back for 10 seconds  cry1.gif  nno.gif

Edited by Electro, 05 November 2009 - 09:25 PM.


#2 Kay1

Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:47 PM

I think a doctor might be your best bet unsure.gif

#3 cbmummy13

Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:49 PM

Oh, you poor thing - just reading that made my stomach turn and I feel sick... and I don't normally react to this stuff!

I think I'd be taking him to see if he needs a stitch... doesn't sound very nice.

Hope your DS recovers quickly - and that you're not too shaken up sad.gif

#4 Guest_Chad~Viki~Seed_*

Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

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Edited by Contento, 02 February 2010 - 04:42 PM.


#5 watching the clock

Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:54 PM

Poor bubba hope he's not in to much pain.

I'd be getting a doctor to look at it just in case as there would also be a risk of infection.

Let us know how you go

#6 Soontobegran

Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:04 PM

The frenulum is a very 'popular' part of the mouth to injure but the good news is that it  usually heals very quickly and very well.
It has an enormous blood supply and whilst it bleeds heaps on injury the good blood supply is the reason it mends so quickly.
I would just keep an eye on it that it doesn't get infected although it would be really unusual for this to happen.
Of course, if you feel that things aren't right then a visit to the dentist rather than a doctor is the best bet IMO.

#7 natkat

Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:04 PM

My DS did a very similar thing at 2 detaching his gum from his upper teeth on one side after slipping in the shower.

We took him to a pediatric dentist who took him straight in for surgery to reattach his gum. He was concerned that DS would lose several teeth (I was so freaked out I didn't want to look - the huge blood loss was enough for me!).

Can I recommend you talk to your dentist asap and get them to recommend a specialist to see tomorrow - alternatively if it's an open wound contact emergency asap.

My DS has recovered really well and the dentist is always shocked when he sees how well it repaired!

#8 ~lemontart~

Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:16 PM

my dd did this, she tripped over whilst holding a sipply cup. Dr in the hospital mentioned to me it is one of the most common accidents to happen to children but more so in child abuse cases, I was horrified they thought that I had done it. My facial expression must have said it all as a nurse reassured me that is not what they thought.

Mouth injuries provide a bucket load of nice bright red blood to freak you out even more

I would definatly take him to a dr to check it out.

#9 FeralMinx

Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:23 PM

kids who have a decent sized bit of skin between their upper lip and gum usually split it at some stage before 5.  or so I was told when my dd did the same thing at a similar age.  its sickening when it happens sad.gif but it only happens once then that skin isnt so vulnerable any more.

#10 Amanda_R

Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:16 PM

My sister dropped DD#1 on her face when she was around the same age and tore there too.  Healed up without issue, without stitches and without it affecting her teeth etc in any way.  If the gums themselves are fine, I wouldn't be too worried about it.  GP visit would be all I'd be thinking, if that.

#11 Guest_cathode_*

Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:20 AM

I don't know about young children ... but Mine was torn when I was about 17yrs old, and took years to 'grow back'. Even now (20 yrs later) it isnt fully grown.

When it happened, it stung for a bit, but I generally didn't notice it after that.

#12 kabailz13

Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:10 AM

I tore mine at some stage (no idea when) and it has healed with a flap hehehe

Not a problem at all though, just gives me something to fiddle with when I'm bored haha

I wouldn't be too concerned if there is no gum damage and would see how things are in the morning before making a decision original.gif




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