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What is that bit of skin called that attaches the lips to the gums?

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blondissimoismarried Thu 24-Sep-09 09:27:19

Because ds (14 months) fell yesterday and it has got stuck in the gap between his two front teeth! I didn't notice at the time as there was a bit of blood, so just calmed him down, but have noticed he wasn't smiling the same this morning and have had a look and it definitely looks like there is skin stuck in there!
Anyone had experience of this and what do you do?
Have tried to get it with a toothpick blush, but to no avail, and don't want to hurt him or damage it further! Poor mite!

I think it's called a frenulum. Ooh gosh, no advice - maybe take him to the docs?

spongebrainmaternitypants Thu 24-Sep-09 09:29:35

I wouldn't touch it at all, in case you cause more injury or infection. Take him down to your surgery and ask the nurse to have a look.

Hope it's sorted soon.

blondissimoismarried Thu 24-Sep-09 13:54:35

Thank you for your replies - I asked my friend who is a nurse to come over and she had a look but said it will probably work its way free.

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