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16 months old baby has a huge bump on his gum on top of his teeth

Hi. My son is 16 months. Ive just noticed that he has a huge bump on his gum on top of his teeth. What is this? I am very concerned.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
it may be a haematoma or it may be that the gums have swollen and a tooth might be in the process of erruption
whatever may be the case , get a checkup done by your nearby dentist
in the mean while what you can do is take some luke warm saline water in a glass, dip a cotton palate in it, squeeze the water and apply the cotton palate to the affected site for 4-6 times
repeat this after every 2-3 hours
that will relieve the situation considerably
hope this helps
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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the condition of your son most likely is an ERUPTION HEMATOMA. there is nothing to worry about, as this is absolutely harmless and is of a common occurence caused due to accumulation of fluids beneath gum tissue above crown of the erupting teeth.

this will rupture soon on eruption of associated tooth. still if it hurts the child, you can seek a dentist who will simply take a Xray and on confirmation of it, he will simply puncture the swelling/ bump and relieve the fluid accumulated
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Bump can be due to gum infection.

Please do visit a dentist and get clinical check-up done.

Meanwhile,maintain oral hygiene well.

Rinse or wipe the tooth with moist cotton to avoid plaque accumulation .

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
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You've described an abcess which indicates that the tooth in question probably requires additional treatment". This is essentially a modified root canal procedure. Failing to provide treatment could lead to the spread of this infection which could lead to pain, swelling and a more serious infection. It can often be completed in one or two visits Please visit your nearest dentist
Answered: Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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