Demystifying Natal Teeth: A Case Report
Hypo-mineralized structures are found intra orally in infants at the time of birth or during the first month after birth. These are thus termed as natal and neonatal teeth respectively. Often this is a cause of concern for the parent as they are unaware that such a condition even exists. Also, folklore is attached to the presence of teeth in an infant; some consider it an indication of good luck whereas others take it as an ill omen. This case report is an attempt to unravel the incidence, etiology, complications, and treatment of natal teeth.
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