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5 year old has hole in gum

Hi,my 5 year old son as an hole in his gum,top right side,could you please tell me what it is or what could be the cours
Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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This can be a sinus tract or a mere mucosal discontinuation at that particular point. Please do consult your dentist and get the child examined.
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Dr. Naveen Kumar
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