My baby is 10 months old and has 2 bottom teeth and the 1st top tooth, I think, is coming in. For a week it looked like that top tooth was about to break through. Then this morning I checked it and there is something sticking out of his gum or on top of his gum, but it's not a white tooth. its' very fleshy and purple and red. Tonight I checked it again and it's gotten a little bit bigger.
I don't know if it's supposed to look like this. He isn't running a fever, but I've given him baby motrin cause he is a little fussy. I'm afraid it might be infected. I know I might sound silly. But I am planning on calling the pediatrician in the morning. I just want to make sure it's just the tooth and not something serious.
Are baby gums supposed to look like this when I tooth comes in? Maybe because these top ones are bigger??
Answer by lfl at 9:15 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:20 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by Nathskitten at 9:39 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by crystal1480 at 4:25 PM on Dec. 10, 2009