What is bohn’s nodule?
Bohn’s nodules are smooth bumps or cysts that involve the vestibular (ear cavity) or lingual (tongue) surface in the mouths of newborns.  The cysts can be 1-3mm in size and are filled with thick, white, creamy material called keratin.  These nodules are asymptomatic but can be worrisome to parents when they first notice them (usually between two and four months).

What causes bohn’s nodule?
These nodules are thought to be remnants of salivary gland tissue during development.

How is bohn’s nodule treated?
Bohn’s nodules are benign and usually disappear spontaneously over a couple of weeks to months.