Title: Management of Natal and Neonatal tooth: A series of Three rare Cases
Authors: Dr Jaimin Patel, Dr Shoba Fernandes, Dr Hetal Patel, Dr Javnika Kotadiya, Dr Shivani Soni
The presence of teeth at birth (natal teeth) or within a month after delivery (neonatal teeth) is a rare condition. The teeth are often small, conical and yellowish and have hypoplastic enamel and dentin with poor or absent root formation. Negative cultural attitudes towards natal teeth demand parents counselling and vigilant management in relation to child protection. This report discusses cases in which infant required extraction of a mobile mandibular natal and neonatal teeth to avoid the risk of sublingual ulceration, difficulty and discomfort during suckling, laceration of the mother’s breasts and aspiration of the teeth.