Oral Health

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Posted by: Anon | 2009-10-28

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Baby born with a tooth

Dear Doc
My baby was born with a lump on her lower gum, at the left central incisor area. 2 weeks later it " cut"  and a very soft, floppy white " tooth"  appeared which fell out over night, leaving a small defect that heled immediately. She is now 9 months old, and cut the right lover incisor 2 weeks ago. No sign of the left one thoug and the gum below the right one looks quite swollen. Should we do something about it? Could it cause problems with ther milk tooth or permanent teeth?

Thank you!

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Oral health expert

the teeth whihc appeared when she was born is know as a neonatal tooth. it occurs in around 1 in 30 000 births.
it should not cause problems with the permanent teeth.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2009-10-28

the teeth whihc appeared when she was born is know as a neonatal tooth. it occurs in around 1 in 30 000 births.
it should not cause problems with the permanent teeth.

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