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Dental Management of Congenital Granular Cell Lesion and Neonatal Teeth: A Case Report

  • Min-Kyung Tak1
  • Jae-Gon Kim1
  • Yeon-Mi Yang1
  • Dae-Woo Lee1,*,

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Jeonbuk National University and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Jeonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Jeonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Republic of Korea

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4625-45.4.9 Vol.45,Issue 4,October 2021 pp.269-272

Published: 01 October 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Dae-Woo Lee E-mail:


Congenital granular cell lesion (CGCL) is a rare benign oral cavity tumor in infants. Neonatal teeth are also rare dental anomalies that appear during the first month of life. This report describes a case of eruption of neonatal teeth after surgical excision of CGCL. Surprisingly, residual neonatal teeth erupted after extraction of the neonatal teeth. If neonatal teeth are mobile, they should be carefully extracted with curettage of the underlying tissues of the dental papilla; failure to curette the socket might result in eruption of odontogenic remnants. If neonatal teeth were exfoliated, parents should be informed of the need for regular checkups with a dentist due to possibility of development of residual neonatal teeth.


Congenital granular cell lesion; Neonatal teeth; Residual Neonatal teeth; Management

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Min-Kyung Tak,Jae-Gon Kim,Yeon-Mi Yang,Dae-Woo Lee. Dental Management of Congenital Granular Cell Lesion and Neonatal Teeth: A Case Report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2021. 45(4);269-272.


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