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Journal of Dental Specialities

Neonatal tooth associated with gingival abscess- A case report

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Nidhi Agarwal,Gundeep Kaur Madan*,Aakansha Sharma,Tanya Agarwal

Volume : 7

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 36

Article End Page : 37


The teeth present at birth or within the first month are termed natal and neonatal teeth respectively. In the present case the parents of a 20-day old boy reported with swelling in the mandibular anterior region, associated with abscess which was subsequently drained and later on a neonatal tooth erupted in this region which was extracted. Natal and neonatal teeth although rare may be seen associated with pathologies; the management of which should be done after careful observation and examination. This paper represents a case report and the importance of knowledge among pediatric dentists related to natal/neonatal teeth.

Keywords: Abscess, Case management, Infant care, Neonatal tooth, Oral health.

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