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Old 11-25-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Bruise-like color/swelling at tooth area?

Hi all, I just noticed today my baby (8 mos) has a swollen purple-brown area where his next tooth seems to be trying to poke through.

Is it normal to sometimes get this? Or is this something the doc should check?

He's had 5 teeth come through so far and I haven't noticed this bruise-like thing before with them. We suspect this is the next tooth (it's the mirror of the 5th).

I left a message for his doc but no-one's answered yet (24 hrs - but 24 hrs is up against TG and we know what that could mean). Also trying to call my pediatrician uncle and aunt, but it's busy there.

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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Re: Bruise-like color/swelling at tooth area?

LOL, literally just as I posted, our doc called - he said it's pretty normal sometimes and shouldn't be particularly worrisome. Just may need some more pain relief.

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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Re: Bruise-like color/swelling at tooth area?

Oh good, I'm glad to see that your doctor got back to you promptly! I was going to say, that I've read sometimes a little pocket of blood can form where the tooth is going to come in, so that could be what it is. I guess it's just a bruise, which is bleeding under the skin. So don't be too suprised if when the tooth does make it's appearance, he bleeds a little from the mouth. It's normal!

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