Natal Tooth-An Overview and A Case ReportAnil Patil*
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Maharashtra, India
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- Anil Patil
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital
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Received date: December 01, 2016; Accepted date: December 27, 2016; Published date: January 04, 2017
Citation: Patil A (2017) Natal Tooth-An Overview and A Case Report. Dentistry 7:405. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000405
Copyright: © 2017 Patil A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Natal and neonatal teeth represent an uncommon anomaly amongst different racial and ethnic groups. A paediatrician and a paediatric dentist should work as a team since the presence of natal tooth may lead to numerous complications. Also, diagnosis and proper treatment planning of these teeth are recommended because they may result in injury to the tongue, inadequate nutrition intake leading to malnutrition and growth retardation. This paper presents a case report and a concise overview of the literature on natal teeth.