Two weeks ago Luke was being "Super Luke" at church and fell down, busting his lip. He was wearing a superman cape that had some big plastic front on it like a chest plate or something. When he fell he hit his mouth on that, bumping his front tooth. It became really loose and Andy had to shift it back in place. We did ice etc and thought it was ok because the tooth tightened back up. It bled for a while but we thought we'd done everything we knew to do. About a week later I started noticing that it was changing colors. I mentioned it to Andy and he said that he had noticed too. Now it is a light shade of gray. Don't know if you can tell from this picture but it is on his left, the front tooth. He went to the dentist today to have x-rays and we found out that the tooth is dead. We have 3 options:
1. Do nothing now, wait for it to fall out and take action then. But watch it closely to make sure an abcess doesn't form.
2. Have it extracted. Then have something put back in it's place- a spacer or a fake tooth? Not sure.
3. Root canal. Why? what is the difference in doing this and pulling it?
Andy took him to the dentist today so this is the info he gave me. Anyone else had to deal with this or have any advice?