Gum Cysts and Epstein's Pearls

Epstein's Pearls

You may see white bumps on the gums or palate of your newborn baby. They are small and shiny. Sometimes they are mistaken for teeth. They do not hurt. They disappear without any treatment.

Thanks to Janelle Aby MD, Stanford School Of Medicine, Newborn Nursery, and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital for the use of occasional photographs.