Pediatric Dentistry/lip between teeth

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My son bumped his mouth really hard on my dresser a,week ago.  He,was crying in pain he did not allow us,to look,at it well but yesterday i discovered his lip is caught between his two front teeth what can i do to remove. i took him to a urgent care which a doctor prescribed antibiotics.  She also stated that he will better treated by a  dentist

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Dear Shay;

What you are probably seeing is something called a maxillary frenum.  This is a muscle attachment which is under the upper lip and comes down onto the gum tissue.  This muscle sometimes attaches very low and goes right between a child's two front teeth.  This is normal at this age, however I would advise you to get him checked out by a dentist to make sure he didn't injure his teeth.

Sincerely, DR. GLEN

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Glen Ehrenman D.D.S.

Expertise

I can answer any question in the field of pediatric dentistry which may include questions regarding interceptive orthodontics.

Experience

I have been in private practice for 26 years in Westbury, NY. My practice treats patients from infancy through their late adolescence.

Organizations
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Nassau County Dental Society American Dental Association New York State Dental Association

Education/Credentials
SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine 1981-1985 Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY, Pediatric Dentistry 1985-1987

Awards and Honors
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Asst. Professor-SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine-Dept of Children's Dentistry Attending DDS-SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital Attending DDS-North Shore University Hospital at Syosset Attending DDS-Winthrop University Hospital

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