NATAL AND NEONATAL TEETH

NATAL AND NEONATAL TEETH

What are natal and neonatal teeth?

Natal teeth: Teeth that are present during birth are called natal teeth.

Neonatal teeth: Teeth that erupt during the neonatal period (from birth till 30 days) called neonatal teeth.

Why these natal and neonatal teeth appear in your child? What could be the possible causes?

• Infection

• Malnutrition

• Vitamin deficiency

• Your child with a high temperature at birth

How the natal and neonatal teeth appear like?

• Conical in shape

• Yellowish-brown in colour

What teeth of your child can mostly be natal or neonatal teeth?

The lower front tooth of your child is most commonly involved.

Treatment Options:

• The natal and neonatal teeth are usually the normal complement of dentition.

Usually, the mother faces painful breastfeeding, hence bottling of milk suggested in these cases.

• If the tooth is mobile and if your child is at risk of aspiration pediatric dentist usually recommend for the removal of the teeth.

Duringremoval

After removal

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