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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

Natal teeth: An overview and case reports

1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dental, Sai Sneha Deep Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery (Prosthodontist), Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_80_18

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Natal teeth and neonatal teeth are rare occurrences. In some parts of the world, they are considered as good omen while in some parts as devil's sign. The history of natal teeth dates way back to 23 BC. It causes difficulty in feeding the infant as well as the feeding mother and also possesses the danger of accidental aspiration. This article presents two case reports where the natal teeth were extracted due to the risk of aspiration.

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