A 23-year-old female asked:
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should i be worried if i see little pieces of clear skin on my teething daughter's gums?

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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience Endodontics
Just observe: It is just fine her baby teeth still erupting . Just observe.
Answered on Sep 27, 2020
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: When gum tissue looses it's blood flow it becomes white, similar to dead skin on your lip
Answered on Sep 27, 2020
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Not really: The teeth are trying to push through the gums, so it is normal that the tissue gets thinner and thinner and at some point it might look clear. If the situation does not change, and you are still concerned, you may want to check with the dentist.
Answered on Sep 27, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Clear skin: Normal. As baby tooth erupts it stretches the gum tissue over the tooth until it finally cuts through. Standard of Care is that all children see a Dentist no later than 1st b'day. DO NOT wait until 2nd b'day as by then little problems can become big ones. I recommend that your child see a children's dental specialist, a Pedodontist.
Answered on Sep 27, 2020

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