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Oral Reactive Lesions Associated to Incomplete Removal of Natal Teeth: Case Report

  • Letícia Aparecida Cunico1
  • Caroline Scheliga de Meira1
  • Beatriz Miranda Moura Dutra2
  • Antonio Adilson Soares de Lima1
  • Melissa Rodrigues de Araujo1,*,

1Federal University of Paraná, Department of Stomatology, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

2Private practice, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4625-45.6.4 Vol.45,Issue 6,December 2021 pp.385-388

Published: 01 December 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Melissa Rodrigues de Araujo E-mail:


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.


Natal teeth; Pyogenic granuloma; Fibrous hyperplasia

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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. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2021. 45(6);385-388.


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