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    When Violet was getting checked over at her 4 week check the nurse spotted an Epithelial pearl (I think that is what she called it) on her gum. Obviously it is nothing to worry about but I have no idea what it is or how it is caused... and I keep forgetting to ask the nurse.



    It's a small white lump on her gum.

    Does anyone have any ideas how they are caused?

    Tanya

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    Tanya

    I do not know what causes them, but one of my friends was told the same thing when her daughter had a check up.

    Funny thing is that I think it just disappeared and she went on the teeth normally.

    Sorry I can't help much, but I thought of little Lauren when I read your post.

    Best wishes

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    I found this...
    Mouth with white spots: Epithelial pearls are found on the gum or hard palate and are about the size of a pinhead. They'll go away by 2 months. Thrush consists of white patches on the tongue and inner cheeks. It can be confused with milk or formula (which easily wipes off.) Call and talk to our phone nurse of you think your child may have thrush.
    hmmmm.... Violet still has one...

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    My friends baby had one around 6 mths still..dont think it was anything to worry about..

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    Oh ok...that's good to know


    Found this too, say what they are... incase anyone ever asks
    Epithelial pearls: Small cysts containing clear fluid or shallow white ulcers can appear along the gum line or on the roof of the mouth. These are from blockage of normal mucus glands and disappear after one to two months.

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    This sounds like what Mason had when he was born. He had two of them and they went away by the time he was about 12wks old.

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