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What is the skin tag on the gums of a child?

i have a 16 mo old who has a skin tag on his gums on bottom and top on right side. i thought he was cutting a molar, though it looks to be a little farther back then where the next tooth should be coming in. is this normal? i have a 4 year old and never noticed this when he was cutting teeth.
Tue, 8 Jul 2014
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Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The tissue tag could be because of the erupting tooth. When the tooth erupts, it penetrates through the mucosa or gums and comes out, during this process there might be formation of tissue tags like this. Nothing to worry if you have pain You can take topical anesthetic and analgesics like anabel gel. If the tissue tag is too much then it has to be removed surgically.
Consult a oral physician for complete examination and needful.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.

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