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Natal and Neonatal Teeth: A Case Report and Mecanistical Perspective

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa”, 700115 Iasi, Romania
Clinical Department, Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology “Cuza Voda”, 700038 Iasi, Romania
Origyn Fertility Center, 700032 Iasi, Romania
Department of Oral Health Promotion, Graduate School of Oral Medicine, Matsumoto Dental University, Nagano 399-0781, Japan
Clinical Department, Spital Clinic Obstetrica Ginecologie “Elena Doamna Iasi”, 700398 Iasi, Romania
Clinical Department, Sf. Spiridon Clinical Hospital, nr.1, 700111 Iasi, Romania
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Healthcare 2020, 8(4), 539;
Received: 10 November 2020 / Revised: 30 November 2020 / Accepted: 3 December 2020 / Published: 4 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Solutions for Oral Healthcare)
The presence of teeth on babies earlier than four months is a rare condition. Therefore, adequate treatment for each case should be instituted as soon as possible, considering that certain complications may arise. This report describes a rare case in which a newborn baby required the extraction of two mobile mandibular natal teeth to prevent the risk of aspiration. After two years, the clinical re-evaluation showed a residual tooth instead of a temporary one. This case report shows that adequate diagnosis should include a radiographic examination to determine whether these teeth are components of normal or supernumerary dentition, as well as further investigations on the relationship with the adjacent teeth. Another important aspect highlighted in this case report is the need for a post-extraction curettage of the socket in order to reduce the risk of ongoing development of the dental papilla cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: natal teeth; neonatal teeth; case report; dentition; extraction natal teeth; neonatal teeth; case report; dentition; extraction
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Anton, E.; Doroftei, B.; Grab, D.; Forna, N.; Tomida, M.; Nicolaiciuc, O.S.; Simionescu, G.; Ancuta, E.; Plopa, N.; Maftei, R.; Ilea, C.; Anton, C. Natal and Neonatal Teeth: A Case Report and Mecanistical Perspective. Healthcare 2020, 8, 539.

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Anton E, Doroftei B, Grab D, Forna N, Tomida M, Nicolaiciuc OS, Simionescu G, Ancuta E, Plopa N, Maftei R, Ilea C, Anton C. Natal and Neonatal Teeth: A Case Report and Mecanistical Perspective. Healthcare. 2020; 8(4):539.

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Anton, Emil; Doroftei, Bogdan; Grab, Delia; Forna, Norina; Tomida, Mihoko; Nicolaiciuc, Ovidiu S.; Simionescu, Gabriela; Ancuta, Eugen; Plopa, Natalia; Maftei, Radu; Ilea, Ciprian; Anton, Carmen. 2020. "Natal and Neonatal Teeth: A Case Report and Mecanistical Perspective" Healthcare 8, no. 4: 539.

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