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Puss in gums when teething, not red, no swelling, no fever. Suggestion?

My baby got her first tooth about 2 weeks ago. This morning I thought the 2nd one had popped out but as I touched it something white came out instead, like pus . It wasn t much and it now looks the same as yesterday, you know a bit greyish the way it does before the tooth breaks through the gums . It s not red or swollen and she hasn t got a temperature. Any idea what it could be?
Asked On : Mon, 7 May 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
Pus discharge from the erupting tooth is common.
This is due to tearing of gums to facilitate for eruption of toothbuds.
I would advice you not to irritate the gums with your fingers as it can result septic.
These discharge is part of normal tooth eruption process.
If symptoms become aggressive,please do visit your dentist.
Massage your child's gums using clean fingers.
Keep your gum pads clean after every feed.
I wish your baby good health.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 13 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
pus discharge while eruption of tooth is common
this is because when tooth erupts ,it tears the overlying gum ,where food particles get impacted and hence the result
what i would suggest is that
1.take some luke warm saline water in a tumbler , dip a cotton pellet in it , sqeeze the water and then with the same pellet just clean the area
this you should do after every feed
this will disinfect the area and also facilitate eruption of tooth
hope this helps
best wishes
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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