Natal Teeth: A Case Report, Review of Myths and Misconceptions and Management

  • Charles Lukanga Kimera Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Namibia
Keywords: Natal teeth; myths; misconceptions

Abstract

This case report is about a newborn that was delivered with two incisor teeth, which was met with mixed reactions from the local hospital staff. The mother, however, despite the talk that was all over the community heed to the medical advice and the child was thus well managed. The purpose of this case report is to review the myths and misconception surrounding natal teeth and the management of natal teeth.

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Published
2018-08-06
How to Cite
Kimera, C. (2018). Natal Teeth: A Case Report, Review of Myths and Misconceptions and Management. Journal of Medical Practice and Review, 2(08). Retrieved from http://jmpr.info/index.php/jmpr/article/view/69
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