Management of Natal Teeth in a Preterm Neonate – A Case Report

(Pages: 27-32)

Saleha Shah

Aga Khan University Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan


Abstract: A 24 day old preterm neonate was referred to the dental clinic by his paediatrician. Subsequent to an extra and intra oral clinical assessment he was diagnosed with an erupted, grade III mobile mandibular right natal tooth and an unerupted mandibular left natal tooth. Subsequently the right natal tooth was extracted, preventive advice imparted and a follow up for extraction of the erupted left natal tooth was advised. Hence this case report elucidates the identification of natal teeth in neonates and highlights the clinical management of natal teeth with respect to their underlying systemic considerations..

Keywords: Infant, Haematology, Natal teeth, Premature birth.