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Journal of Dental Specialities


Neonatal tooth associated with gingival abscess- A case report


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Case Report

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

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 36-37

https://10.18231/j.jds.2019.008



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Abstract

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.


How to cite : Agarwal N, Madan G K, Sharma A, Agarwal T , Neonatal tooth associated with gingival abscess- A case report. J Dent Spec 2019;7(1):36-37

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