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Gum Diseases

Discolored gum

12/11/2007

Question:

what can cause a discolured and swollen gum where a baby tooth has come out?

Answer:

It may be that the permanent tooth is trying to erupt or having a hard time erupting. If it has been more than a couple of weeks since the baby tooth came out and the swelling/discoloration is getting bigger, go visit your dentist or a pedodontist, if you have one around where you are living. Sometimes we need to do minor surgery at the gum level to help the tooth erupt.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University