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Lump in the gum

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Posted by: occlusion  (2 years ago)
Hi all,

My 6- year old daughter had her tooth #13 root canalled and capped and tooth #10 extracted 2 years ago. A few days ago, her right front tooth fell out after 6 months of being loose. This morning, there was a white, lima bean sized lump in the gum above her extracted tooth and it got smaller after 6 hours. A smaller bump on the bottom of the lump appeared and looks like it is draining clear fluid. My daughter denies pain with or without touch. Could this be considered a mouth ulcer or a sign of infection? She is not in pain but I am worried. Any help would be great! Thanks.
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Posted by: ghnane  (2 years ago)
Hello,

It is difficult to tell you exactly what is going on but most likely she has an abscess post tooth exfoliation while the socket was getting healed.

You should visit your pediatrician to make sure she has all her permanent teeth forming and alined properly for eruption. Also she is very young to have extensive dental treatment performed.

Please encourage your daughter to brush well and use kids' mouth rinses. Avoid sugary snacks and drinks especially before bed.

The baby teeth play and important role in maintaining space for the permanent teeth to erupt properly.
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Hi all,

My 6- year old daughter had her tooth #13 root canalled and capped and tooth #10 extracted 2 years ago. A few days ago, her right front tooth fell out after 6 months of being loose. This morning, there was a white, lima bean sized lump in the gum above her extracted tooth and it got smaller after 6 hours. A smaller bump on the bottom of the lump appeared and looks like it is draining clear fluid. My daughter denies pain with or without touch. Could this be considered a mouth ulcer or a sign of infection? She is not in pain but I am worried. Any help would be great! Thanks.


You cannot mean you had permanent tooth #10 extracted on a child!!!! This tooth does not usually come in until age 7. 6-year old patients do not have tooth #13!
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