A Rare Case of Neonatal Teeth

Authors

  • Andreia A. Martins Serviço de Neonatologia. Hospital Pedro Hispano. Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos. Matosinhos. Portugal.
  • Cláudia Ferraz Serviço de Neonatologia. Hospital Pedro Hispano. Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos. Matosinhos. Portugal.
  • Rute Vaz Serviço de Neonatologia. Hospital Pedro Hispano. Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos. Matosinhos. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.5941

Keywords:

Infant, Newborn, Premature, Natal Teeth, Oral Ulcer, Tongue/injuries.

Abstract

Neonatal teeth is a rare disorder of tooth eruption, arising in the oral cavity, usually in the anterior mandible, in the first month of life. Its etiology is unknown. This condition can cause breastfeeding difficulties, besides aspiration or swallowing of the teeth. We describe the case of a premature infant in the second day of life presented with gingival edema, redness and discrete swelling in the region of the mandibular central incisors. Ten days later, two small teeth with hypermobility were detected. Extraction of those teeth was performed. With this clinical case we intend to show the rarity of this entity, especially in premature infants, the possible association with various syndromes and the need for a multifactorial approach to the treatment decision (extraction / conservative treatment).

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Published

2015-10-27

How to Cite

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Martins AA, Ferraz C, Vaz R. A Rare Case of Neonatal Teeth. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2015 Oct. 27 [cited 2022 Dec. 10];28(6):773-5. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/5941