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J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2009 Jan;13(1):41-6. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.44574.

Natal teeth: Case report and review of literature.

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Department of Oral Pathology, M. S. Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


The presence of teeth at birth or within a month post-delivery is a rare condition. A newborn, a 2 days old female, with two mandibular incisor natal teeth was examined. The teeth were mobile and were extracted because of the fear of aspiration and refusal to feed. The purpose of this report is to review the literature related to natal teeth epidemiology and discuss their possible etiology and treatment.


Mandibular incisor; natal teeth; neonatal teeth

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