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Management of an Infant with Natal Canine: An Unusual Case Report and Review

Ravindranath Reddy, Charan Teja Vemagiri, Kiranmai Thote, K Ragini, D M Abirami, M Mathew

Keywords : Case report, Natal canine, Natal teeth, Supernumerary teeth

Citation Information : Reddy R, Vemagiri CT, Thote K, Ragini K, Abirami DM, Mathew M. Management of an Infant with Natal Canine: An Unusual Case Report and Review. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2023; 6 (2):99-102.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3269

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Auhtor(s).


Aim and background: The eruption of teeth in a particular pattern corresponds to the child's chronological age. However, factors like hereditary, endocrine disturbances, environmental conditions, and superficial positioning of tooth buds mark a significant alteration in the pattern of the eruption of teeth resulting in natal and neonatal teeth. Case description: A 6-day-old female child reported a chief complaint of a hard tooth-like structure in the maxillary anterior region. Clinical and radiological investigations confirmed the diagnosis of type II natal canine. Upon parent approval, extraction was performed under local anesthesia after administering supplementary vitamin K. Follow-up revealed no postoperative complications. Conclusion: Extraction is inevitable when the natal tooth is mobile, and administration of vitamin K is mandatory if performed before 10 days of age. Clinical significance: Counseling parents to alleviate their anxiety and educating the parents and pediatricians about such teeth will help in reporting more cases.

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