Dd has a purple area on her gums (top right, where her molar is likely coming in) that looks like a bruise. It feels a bit puffy, and I can't tell if it is hurting her or just bugging her that I keep trying to look at it. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Sounds like an eruption cyst--a kind of bruise on the gum as the tooth pushes through. I don't think it hurts (no more than teething, that is!); it might bleed when the tooth finally pokes through but I wouldn't worry about it. ds got one in January and the tooth finally appeared a couple weeks ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: