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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 147580, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/147580
Case Report

Natal Teeth: A Case Report and Reappraisal

North Jeddah Specialty Dental Center, Jeddah 23532, Saudi Arabia

Received 6 August 2014; Accepted 5 January 2015

Academic Editor: Alberto C. B. Delbem

Copyright © 2015 Ghadah A. Malki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The presence of teeth at birth (natal teeth) or within a month after delivery (neonatal teeth) is a rare condition. Natal and neonatal teeth are conditions of significant importance to pediatric dentists and pediatricians. This report discusses a case in which a five-day-old infant required extraction of a mobile mandibular natal tooth to avoid the risk of aspiration and interference with feeding. Also, a review of the literature was conducted to discuss the etiology, clinical features, complications, and management of natal and neonatal teeth.