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2 year old with a bruise on the gum due to an injury. Could there be a damage to the tooth or nerve?

Hi my 8 month old hit her mouth where her two front teeth are but are not poked through yet. There is a bruise on her gum the perfect shape of the tooth behind it. She is eating hard snack foods and sucking on a bottle. She lets me touch it without a fuss. Does the bruise mean there is damage to the tooth or nerve. She didn t cry very much and there was a little blood from her lip. I got her to drink some water right away.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Thanks for your query.
Relax,bruise is due to injury to small blood vessels and subsides in couple of days.
Take some clean cloth dip it in ice cold water and apply cold compresses over injured area.
It is very good that she is active.In case of pain you can give acetaminophen as per dosage for pain relief.
Give her plenty of fluids.avoid warm fluids.
Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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