tiny hard white bump on bottom front of gums

Brittney - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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10 week old has a tiny hard white bump on bottom front of gums, could it be a tooth coming in? if not what else?

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Amy - posted on 08/20/2010

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My baby, she is 3 months old, has a white bump where her bottom left incisor would be. It is small and the bump is tiny and on the right side of the bottom left. She drools a lot, started to gum your finger a lot (bite down on it when you put it in her mouth), and recently seems to have a runny nose (sneezing often) cold or allergy symptoms but seems to be in no pain.. could this be teething?

Brittney - posted on 01/05/2010

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Quoting cathy:

My son is 7 weeks and has the same white little bump and has been really fussy and drooling a ton!



now that you mention it he has alot more saliva too

C. - posted on 01/03/2010

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Quoting Jennifer:

babies get that. its not bad...i cant remember what it is called, but ask your pedi if you are afraid...they will put you at ease ( hopefully)...baby may get more than one on the gums...one of mine had 4 in all but in different spots on his gums top and bottom,...the pedi saw them and said nothing about it and so i left it alone and he is 4 now...lol. if it doesnt look red around the area its not bad. 10 weeks is kinda early for the teeth buds to be coming through. is it taking up the space above it like is there a trail that leads to where teeth would come from or is it more like a pimple??? sorry to blabber...tryin to think of ways to explain.


Not at all early.. My son was teething by 3 months and some babies are even born with teeth. And with my son, you could see hard white spots at the bottoms of his gums. None of them were cutting through the gum, so there wasn't a bump at the top, but you could see a ton of white when he smiled, just still inside his gums.

Dina - posted on 01/03/2010

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I believe they are called Gingival cysts. They have been observed in both infants and adults; however, they are most common in newborns. They usually disappear after about 3 months. Gingival or palatal cysts in an infant generally require no treatment as they spontaneously rupture early in life or at the time of tooth eruption."

Michelle - posted on 08/24/2010

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if it is teeth try an amber teething necklace my daughter has been wearing one since she was 2 months old and it has done wonders we didn't actually get any teeth until she was 13 months but it definitely made her drool a whole lot less and she was not as irritable.

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Sarah - posted on 05/20/2010

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my son has 4 bumps where the cuspid are, they havent come through, there just hard lumps! help please... he is 13 weeks old

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My son is 7 weeks and has the same white little bump and has been really fussy and drooling a ton!

Jennifer - posted on 01/03/2010

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babies get that. its not bad...i cant remember what it is called, but ask your pedi if you are afraid...they will put you at ease ( hopefully)...baby may get more than one on the gums...one of mine had 4 in all but in different spots on his gums top and bottom,...the pedi saw them and said nothing about it and so i left it alone and he is 4 now...lol. if it doesnt look red around the area its not bad. 10 weeks is kinda early for the teeth buds to be coming through. is it taking up the space above it like is there a trail that leads to where teeth would come from or is it more like a pimple??? sorry to blabber...tryin to think of ways to explain.

C. - posted on 01/03/2010

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Yep! Sounds like you have a fairly early teether! Good luck with that! Here are a few things that helped with my son and I hope they can be just as helpful to you:



-Infant's Tylenol, only when it's unbearable pain and/or when they go to sleep, either for a nap or at night.

-Baby Orajel worked, but it can harden the gums, so if you DO use it, don't use it too often.

-My son loved hard plastic toys, like the connector rings, his toy remote, his Baby Einstein puppy that had teethers as the paws.

-Raz Baby Raz Berry teething pacifier (http://www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp?...). My son tried the Playtex Ortho Pro teething pacifiers, which are hard and flat with ridges, but he didn't like them at all. The Raz Berry pacifiers are about $5 for one and the Playtex Ortho Pro are about $6 or $7 for a pack of two. Each baby is different, so maybe one or the other, or both if you can afford to get them at the time.

-The teething rings that you can put in the refrigerator or freezer are nice. My son had some of those, one of which had two hard plastic pieces- which was the best of both worlds for him.



What I would NOT recommend, and this is b/c I babysat for someone that used this with her baby, is the teething nets that you put the teething biscuits in.. They get so nasty and the teething biscuits get EVERYWHERE and it's hard to scrub out of carpet and fabric in general.



Some moms have suggested on here before that using frozen fruit is wonderful, so maybe you can get a teething net and do that if you're interested? Good luck!

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