Natal teeth are infrequent at birth. Dental extraction is the most recommended treatment to avoid complications. Reactive soft tissue lesions associated to natal tooth or its incomplete removal are rare. A five-month-old female presented natal teeth #71 and #81 which were removed the day after the birth. The baby evolved with two nodules in the region of #71 and #81, pedunculated, 10 and 9 mm, respectively, covered by a pink mucosa, firm in consistency. Periapical radiography showed two radiopaque areas, suggestive of root fragments. After 30 days the nodule located in the region of #81 became purple in color and ulcerated. Both lesions were removed with high intensity diode laser. Histopathological analysis was compatible with inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia (#71) and pyogenic granuloma (#81). Early diagnosis of oral lesions in newborns by means of histopathological examination and a minimum invasive treatment, such as laser surgery, should be of primary concern.
Oral Reactive Lesions Associated to Incomplete Removal of Natal Teeth: Case Report
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Letícia Aparecida Cunico, Caroline Scheliga de Meira, Beatriz Miranda Moura Dutra, Antonio Adilson Soares de Lima, Melissa Rodrigues de Araujo; Oral Reactive Lesions Associated to Incomplete Removal of Natal Teeth: Case Report. J Clin Pediatr Dent 1 December 2021; 45 (6): 385–388. doi: https://doi.org/10.17796/1053-4625-45.6.4
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