Encinitas Pediatric Dentist explains the “blisters” that often traumatize parents are actually a normal part of losing baby teeth. We feel this is completely understanding, as the blisters appear quite painful and no one wants to see their child suffering. Occasionally in Encinitas, when teeth start to come through, a child will experience some bleeding under the skin, typically causing small blisters or bruises on a child’s gums. These blisters are bluish in color, and will disappear once the tooth comes through.
These blisters can definitely look a little frightening at first, and many parents are caught off guard. There is no treatment required to treat blisters, nor are these blisters preventable by creams or medicine. Realistically, our bodies do fine at cleaning up the loose ends of baby tooth loss and the permanent tooth evolution. It looks horribly painful, but not too long after they arrive, it’s as if no blisters ever happened. It is of the utmost importance that these blisters not be pricked or cut, as doing so can cause infection in the child’s mouth.
Encinitas parents who find themselves worried about blisters or bruises in their child’s mouth will find Encinitas Pediatric Dentist to be very understanding. We especially encourage you to give us a call, Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry at 760-633-1131, if your child has had one of these blisters for more than a month and the tooth has yet to come through. The delay in arrival of a permanent tooth could be a signal that there is a problem.