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baba got summat on her gums

(11 Posts)
biglips Sat 11-Jun-05 23:16:16

and DP thought it was her next teeth coming thru (she already got 2 front teeth) but i said its not white as it sort of reddy colour

biglips Sat 11-Jun-05 23:52:11

bumpity bump

jampots Sat 11-Jun-05 23:58:11

probab;y just the gum erupting before the tooth comes through - give her a cold cucumber to chomp on or teeting ring

biglips Sun 12-Jun-05 00:56:46

bump

biglips Sun 12-Jun-05 12:37:22

it looks and feel like a hard blood boil on her gum but its not imflammed

jampots Sun 12-Jun-05 12:38:58

i would reiterate what I said yesterday that its the gum erupting before the tooth pops through.

biglips Sun 12-Jun-05 12:40:17

but how come the othet teeth werent like that? as this hard blood boil is on top of her gum

WigWamBam Sun 12-Jun-05 12:44:22

Agree with jampots, but if you really think it's something else you could take her to the chemist and let the pharmacist have a look.

biglips Sun 12-Jun-05 12:45:25

well im going teh docs for myself tmrw anyway and ill ask my docs about baba gums (cant u tell im a first time mum!! )

jasper Sun 12-Jun-05 12:46:13

it's an eruption cyst. Normal and harmless.
A dental eruption cyst is an oral soft tissue cyst which appears during childhood, and forms around an erupting primary or permanent tooth. Eruption cysts are not malignant.

Forty-five percent of all children experience eruption cysts. Eruption cysts and eruption hematomas are very similar, and differ only in their color. Both types of cysts are smooth, soft, swellings which appear over the area where a child's tooth is about to come in. They may be as large as 1/4 inch in diameter. They usually are clear, or may have a bluish color. Eruption hematomas are simply eruption cysts which have a very dark color.

WHEN DO ERUPTION CYSTS APPEAR?
1. Shortly before the underlying tooth erupts into the mouth.
2. They can appear as early as 5 months of age, or as late as 12 years of age.

WHAT CAUSES AN ERUPTION CYST?
1. An eruption cyst develops when fluid accumulates between an erupting tooth and the overlying layer of enamel epithelium.
2. An eruption cyst is really a dentigerous cyst which appears in oral soft tissue.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR AN ERUPTION CYST?
1. Most eruption cysts disappear spontaneously as soon as the underlying tooth erupts into the mouth.
2. No treatment is usually needed, since most of these cysts heal within 5 weeks.
3. Giving an infant a cold teething ring may help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with eruption cysts.

biglips Sun 12-Jun-05 12:53:39

yikes!!! - hurry up tmrw will ya!!?

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