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Child with a skin tag on the gum. Due to tooth eruption?

My 16 month toddler is teething like crazy. It took her almost a year to get her 2 front and bottom teeth. However, within the past month she has gotten 6 new teeth which include 2 molars. I noticed another area on the bottom of her mouth closer to the front where it seems like a tooth is ready to erupt. While brushing her teeth with a finger brush I noticed that the gum looks like a skin tag protruding up and is also red. Is this normal, will it go away? Should I consult a her pediatrician or dentist?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Do not worry it will subsisde with time.
Apply some local antibiotic jelly to the local area.
Avoid brushing the area.Teething this fast is normal.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

The red and protruding gums at the site of tooth to be erupted can be a type of eruption gingivitis.

This usually occurs at the time of tooth eruption.

Gargle frequently with warm saline.

Clean gumpads with moistened cotton after every feed.

If symptoms persists,please do visit a dentist.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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