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Natal teeth retained for 3 years: A rare case report


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Author Details : Nidhi Agarwal, Manpreet Kour, Ashish Anand

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 164-165


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Abstract

Teeth present at the time of birth are termed as natal teeth and most of them represent the early eruption of normal primary teeth. Its occurrence is a rare condition and when present can be associated with numerous clinical complications. Due to this, majority of natal teeth are prematurely lost or extracted and the presence of retained natal teeth is uncommon. The purpose of this case report is to document a rare case of retained natal teeth in a 3 year old child and to highlight the importance of the periodic examination program in such cases.

Keywords: Natal teeth, Child, Hypoplastic Enamel

How to cite : Agarwal N, Kour M, Anand A, Natal teeth retained for 3 years: A rare case report. J Dent Spec 2017;5(2):164-165

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