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If your child has a loose tooth, there is no need to give it extra wiggling to speed up the process. If your child does wish to wiggle it always encourage her to wash her hands first to prevent germs and infection from entering her mouth. Never wiggle to the point of pain. Be sure to see a dentist if your child's gums around the tooth are swollen, if the permanent tooth starts to grow in before the baby tooth is gone, or if a tooth is coming in sideways or at an angle.