3 week old has tooth poking through!

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3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Alstarofwonder » 24 Sep 2013, 08:59

Just noticed this. She's got a tooth poking through the front of her gum at the top. Don't think it's proper teething as it's coming through the front not the bottom, so will probably recede again, but it would explain the fussiness and constant need to suck (and screaming) we've been dealing with. Anyone got any ideas on how to sooth a teething newborn?!
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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Pics » 24 Sep 2013, 11:14

Eek. Poor little thing, hopefully it will recede as you say. What age fan they have granules from?
or an Amber teething thing might be worth a go?
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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Nix » 24 Sep 2013, 12:02

Is it white? Are you sure it's not a bohn's nodule? Pippa had them on her gums at the side and everyone was convinced they were teeth.
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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Lily » 24 Sep 2013, 12:26

My best mummy friend is a dentist and has treated a newborn with a tooth. Sadly she had to extract it, as it was wobbly and preventing her from feeding properly. Could you ask your dentist to have a look at it for you, just for reassurance if nothing else?
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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Alstarofwonder » 24 Sep 2013, 12:31

Nixxie wrote:Is it white? Are you sure it's not a bohn's nodule? Pippa had them on her gums at the side and everyone was convinced they were teeth.


Hmm, never heard of those. Off to Google...
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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Alstarofwonder » 24 Sep 2013, 12:39

It does look like it could be a bohn's nodule, thanks nixxie. Do you know if they can cause pain? It's just that she seems very upset today and last night, not settling at all. I suppose it could just be wind.
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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Nix » 24 Sep 2013, 13:02

Everything I have read about them seems to suggest they're harmless and cause no pain. Pippas were massive though so I suspect must have impacted on her grumpiness! Gp, health visitor and pharmacist didn't have a clue what they were. Neither did the two dentists she saw at our local nhs dentist. Got to the dental hospital with her, first dentist didn't know what it was. Consultant dentist knew straight away. He said they'd go on their own and sure enough a week later when she was about 4 months old they had gone. Make sure you get them checked out if you're worried alstar.ali!
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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Nix » 24 Sep 2013, 13:05

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Re: 3 week old has tooth poking through!

Postby Alstarofwonder » 24 Sep 2013, 13:44

Thanks nixxie. She's finally asleep after a very grumpy morning, so I'll keep an eye on her and call the dentist if it doesn't go soon. Only trouble is I don't think I'm registered at the dentist anymore due to forgetting to go to my.last appointment :oops: I've been meaning to.phone them to get dd1 registered, so this might force the issue!
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