Ashley Mozingo

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a stay at home mom to two girls, Paislee, 3 and Keely, 1. My husband is in the Coast Guard, and is currently stationed at a Coast Guard unit on Camp Lejune. We have been married for five years now and have spent two of those years in Alaska, where Paislee was born, and two in Maine, where we had Keely. We were lucky to get stationed here in 2012, and call North Carolina "home". We were both born and raised in different cities in eastern North Carolina, and we are super excited to get to spend some time here with our girls and introduce them to some of our favorite places that we had as children. Before I met my husband, I attended East Carolina University, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communications. I have a love for writing, and a huge passion for being a mom, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write about my experiences and exciting moments of this rocky ride that we all call 'Motherhood'.


More Teeth, I Think

I had just sat my little bug in her car seat the other day, we were on our way to the library. As I buckled her in, I started singing her a silly song and making raspberries.  Her delighted giggles and squeals were worth risking being seen or (God forbid) heard by the neighbors.  I noticed while she was grinning at me, a little something coming through her gums next to one of her bottom teeth.

Our next tooth, of course!  So I went in to feel if it had broken through yet.  While I was inspecting I noticed that this “new tooth” was a yellowish color and was squishy – if there was a tooth under there it was nowhere near the surface.  I did as any new, neurotic mommy would do, I freaked out. Surely it was an abscess, or worse!  I called the pediatrician and made an appointment for that afternoon.

After a lovely lunch at Chick-Fil-A where Lily commanded attention from all the patrons with her smiles and waves, we headed to the doctor.  Dr. Pediatrician took a look and told me that it was a protruding cyst.  I am pretty confident he thought I was overreacting, but this thing looked weird and I had never heard of anything like it.  It turns out this is completely normal, and sometimes occurs above a new tooth that is making its way to the surface. Apparently, these things can get really ugly, are sometime black from blood forming above a new tooth, but rarely painful.

Thank goodness all is well in that little mouth of hers.  I am hoping this tooth does not bother her too much.  While I have many remedies for teething pain, none of them seem to have a substantial effect.  My fingers are crossed.

Has anyone else heard of this before? Please share your experience. 

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2 Comments on “More Teeth, I Think”

  • Brynn Reese April 29th, 2012 7:06 pm

    Joshua had a protruding cyst when one of his molars came in last month. It definitely looks unpleasant and downright weird. Thankfully, my husband is a dentist, so he was able to quickly diagnose it. Joshua’s went away quickly and never bothered him. I hope Lily handled her new tooth well!

  • Laurie Morris April 30th, 2012 10:47 am

    Wierd looking stuff, huh?? It’s gone now and a tooth has emerged. Glad to know I’m not the only one who’s experienced this – how convenient to have a DDS on hand!

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