Why does this have to be an hour long ordeal? Oh, right. I'm dealing with a 7 year old. I forgot.
So, he bit the loose tooth at dinner and it bled. He went to twist and pull in in front of the bathroom mirror. 20 minutes later, we still had made little progress and I wasn't allowed to touch the tooth.
He finished his dinner then tried in front of the mirror in the girls' room. 20 minutes later, he had it rotated a bit farther, but it was holding on strong.
He sat on my lap on the couch and tried for another 20 minutes, the air filled with the sounds of whining.
I finally convinced his to let me apply teething gel and give it a few tugs myself. Three pulls and zero cries of pain later...and we have a little boy who needs TWO front teeth!