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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Pigmented natal teeth


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Nesrin Saruhan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, Erzurum
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.126218

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The presence of teeth at birth or within a month post-delivery is a rare condition. The exact etiology has not been proved yet, but there is a correlation between natal teeth and hereditary, environmental factors and some syndromes. A newborn 3-day-old male, 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. In this report, we present a case of pigmented natal teeth in mandible and treatment with extraction.


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