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Friday, July 1, 2016
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Kids
White Hard Tiny Thing Coming Out
Hi, Yesterday my 8 year old daughter complined about mild gum and tooth pain near one of the front tooth. When I examined i saw a tiny white, hard thing came out of that spot. That place is not red in color. She still bothers her. The tooth above this white, hard thing is not a baby tooth. What this could be. In my family we all have nice rows of teeth( no extra or overlaping). Please advise me on this. Thanks
It's difficult to understand exactly what you're describing without examining your daughter, so take her to see a pediatric dentist. The tissue you described could be a small extra tooth or an "odontoma", which is a harmless tooth-like object that commonly develops near the front teeth.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University