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Black mark on 4yr old DS gum. Been referred...?!

(20 Posts)
lucjam Mon 23-Sep-13 21:55:58

Hi VIP, hope everything ok with you both x

gordonpym Thu 19-Sep-13 14:59:55

Hope everything went fine

MadameJosephine Wed 18-Sep-13 22:30:57

Good luck for tomorrow, hope it all goes well xx

Wolfiefan Wed 18-Sep-13 22:30:49

Melanotic macule?

choceyes Wed 18-Sep-13 22:29:37

Good luck for tomorrow and hope DS is ok.

Caoilainn Wed 18-Sep-13 22:27:49

Hope all goes well for you and DS tomorrow 212VIP unmumsnetty hug here too xx

kelda Wed 18-Sep-13 22:22:07

Good luck for tomorrow, and hope you get the results quickly.

Hope it goes smoothly and your DS isn't too sore x

ancientbuchanan Wed 18-Sep-13 22:14:53

Good luck.

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 18-Sep-13 22:07:33

Thinking of you tomorrow Op xx

lucjam Wed 18-Sep-13 17:17:17


Just wanted to wish you and DS good luck for tomorrow hope it all goes smoothly and that you get the result you want ASAP. Huge un-mumsnetty hugs to you both xxx

212VIP Fri 13-Sep-13 19:43:31

No. He's had teeth there for ages (behind where the first two bottom ones come through) and hasn't changed and doesn't look like a blood blister or bruise. Its like a dark pigmentation area.

Thanks for your words. Just got to wait and see I think x

lucjam Fri 13-Sep-13 18:46:57

Could it be a haematoma or a collection of blood type thing where a tooth has pushed through? Good luck next week.

212VIP Fri 13-Sep-13 14:08:00

He said it was a 'melanotic' something, but I cannot remember the second word. Tried googling it but gave up pretty quick.
He said 'chances are its nothing but only way to be sure it to test it', so they're going to remove it and then the worst bit will be the wait for the results... sad

lucjam Fri 13-Sep-13 13:59:05

Oh your poor thing what a horrible time for you. Hopefully by this time next week it will all be over and you will be able to carry on as normal. Waiting for stuff like this is just the worst isn't it.

Did the surgeon give any explanation as to what it may\may not be or have they left you totally in the dark?

Good luck will be keeping fingers firmly crossed for you.

212VIP Fri 13-Sep-13 13:49:04

Saw the surgeon last week. Booked in for a biopsy under general anaesthetic on Thursday.
In his first week at Primary School. Totally fell apart trying to explain to his new teacher why he won't be in for a few days next week.
Trying really hard to be strong and not think the worst but am terrified sad

LifeofPo Thu 29-Aug-13 15:52:32

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212VIP Thu 29-Aug-13 14:43:19

I did ask at the time but she was cagey. Said it was just precaution.
I said 'might it mean a biopsy', and she just shook her said and said 'probably not, but better to be safe than sorry'.

LifeofPo Thu 29-Aug-13 14:33:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

212VIP Thu 29-Aug-13 14:31:08

Just been to dentist regarding a small black mark on the inside of my DS's gum.
I expected the dentist to tell me it was nothing but she's referred onto a facial surgeon?!
I am freaking out a little.
Could someone please come and tell me why they might have referred me and what they're worrying over?

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