Neonatal tooth in a preterm infant
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A neonatal tooth is defined as a tooth, which erupts within the first month of life. Herein, we report a premature infant with a neonatal tooth.
KeywordsNeonatal teeth Preterm infant
A “natal tooth” is a distinctly rare condition defined as a tooth present at birth, and a neonatal tooth is which erupts within the first month of life . The most common site of eruption is the lower central incisor area. The etiology of these teeth is still unknown, and careful evaluation of infants with natal or neonatal teeth is mandatory for possible syndromic conditions . Eruption of a natal/neonatal tooth is a subject of interest for both pediatricians and dentists. There is only one report of a natal tooth in the literature of an extreme premature infant ; however, to our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a neonatal tooth in a preterm infant.