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Scary looking growth thing on my 1-yr-old's gum

(6 Posts)
HuffySpice Fri 07-Aug-09 06:29:55

I am sure he didn't have it a coupole of days ago. It is gum coloured (sort of bluey / pinky), about the size of a pea and hanging down from his top gum. It wobbles!

Have been googling and come up with an 'erruption cyst' which fits because he does have a tooth comming through there. But when I google images of erruption cysts (not for the faint hearted) they don't look nearly as impressive as what ds has got. Erruption cysts seem to look like a bruise or blood blister. This is a whole pea of wobbliness dangling off his gum.

Have booked a doc appt for first thing tomorrow morning. Anyone know what it might be or have any experience?

lucymum2four Fri 07-Aug-09 08:28:09

have you taken alook at Blue mole's.
as i know you can get these in your mouth?

HuffySpice Fri 07-Aug-09 08:37:08

Can't find anything about mouth moles online.

The thingy has now turned black. It must be a blood blister of sorts. Do you think it's okay for him to be seen tomorrow?

lucymum2four Fri 07-Aug-09 08:41:55

could also take him to dentist just to have a quick look..

HuffySpice Sat 08-Aug-09 16:42:19

We never got to the doctor because the thing disappeared overnight. Must have been a blister of sorts. Weird.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 08-Aug-09 16:53:45

DS has had a few of these when his teeth come through - much bigger than the actual tooth. In his case he has an emamel deficiencies so his teeth are basically dentine rather than enamel and not as hard so they cause a lot of rubbing and pain because they are not as efficient at breaking through the gumline.

May I suggest next time you give him neurofen, it reduces the swelling as well as helping with the pain.

And don't worry I rushed DS to the docs with his first one and she said 'blimey, that looks scary' but dentist confirmed what it was.

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