Gingival cyst of the newborn

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The gingival cyst of the newborn is a cyst that arises from the rest cells of the dental lamina. It usually presents as a white papule 1 - 2 mm in diameter on the maxillary (upper) alveolar ridge of newborns. No treatment is necessary.

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  • Kahn, Michael A. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Volume 1. 2001.