CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · European Journal of General Dentistry 2014; 3(01): 79-81
DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.126218
Case Report

Pigmented natal teeth

Nesrin Saruhan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Tevfik Demirci
1   Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Ertan Yalcin
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
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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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01 November 2021

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