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CASE REPORT

Natal Teeth: A Report of Three Cases

ET Ertas, AE Sekerci, Y Sisman, H Sahman, M Etoz

Citation Information : Ertas E, Sekerci A, Sisman Y, Sahman H, Etoz M. Natal Teeth: A Report of Three Cases. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (2):127-131.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-2-127

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Cases of infants born with a tooth or teeth or have teeth that erupted within the first month of their birth are rare in occurrence. Teeth present in the oral cavity at birth are termed natal teeth, while those which erupt during the first 30 days of life are called neonatal teeth. Natal and neonatal teeth usually represent units of normal primary dentition, and only 1 to 10% are supernumerary, therefore dentists advise they be left in the mouth to avoid future space management issues. In this case report we represent three cases with two each natal teeth and their long term follow-ups.


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