Original Research Paper

Management Of Natal Teeth: A Twin Case Report

Dr. Sharbari Dutta

Abstract :

Background: Childs growth and development from conception through the first few years of life is dotted with many transitions. Tooth eruption is one such phenomena which follows a chronology corresponding to the age of the child at which the tooth erupts into the oral cavity. These dates have been documented in the literature and are subjected to minute variations depending on several factors such as hereditary, endocrine and environmental features. However, sometimes the chronology of tooth eruption undergoes a more significant alteration in terms of onset, and the first teeth may either be present at birth or erupt during the first month of life. This paper was aimed to discuss the clinical features, etiologic factors, complications, and management of such natal or neonatal tooth, as well as its role in sublingual ulcer formation and discomfort during breastfeeding.Case Presentations: Two newborns, a 10-day old male, and a 7-day old female with a mandibular incisor natal tooth had reported to the department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry. The teeth were extracted as they were mobile and there was fear of aspiration and refusal to feed. Conclusion: Extraction of the natal tooth accelerated healing of ulcers and relief from discomfort during breastfeeding.

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MANAGEMENT OF NATAL TEETH: A TWIN CASE REPORT, Dr. Sharbari Dutta, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-2 | February-2024

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