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A one week old baby has natal teeth. Should they be leftor taken out?
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In brief: Remove them if loose
If a baby is born with 1 or more teeth, those should be examined to find out if the tooth is loose and whether the baby will swallow it.
It may be sharp and interfere in feeding. If the tooth is secure and does not cause any problems with the above, it may be left alone.

In brief: Remove them if loose
If a baby is born with 1 or more teeth, those should be examined to find out if the tooth is loose and whether the baby will swallow it.
It may be sharp and interfere in feeding. If the tooth is secure and does not cause any problems with the above, it may be left alone.
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on situation
Natal teeth come in several forms.
If very loose, they need to be extracted so they don't get sucked into a newborns lungs & cause pbs. Sometimes they are anchored firmly in the gum. If so leave them alone as these are their first incisors & removal is unnecessary & creates a long term gap & spacing problems for the kid when older..

In brief: Depends on situation
Natal teeth come in several forms.
If very loose, they need to be extracted so they don't get sucked into a newborns lungs & cause pbs. Sometimes they are anchored firmly in the gum. If so leave them alone as these are their first incisors & removal is unnecessary & creates a long term gap & spacing problems for the kid when older..
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry
In brief: Leave if not loose
Can go either way.
These dental pearls occasionally arise as preliminary teeth to be replaced by the actual primaries, but sometimes they actually are the primary teeth, in which case, leave 'em alone as long as they aren't loose.

In brief: Leave if not loose
Can go either way.
These dental pearls occasionally arise as preliminary teeth to be replaced by the actual primaries, but sometimes they actually are the primary teeth, in which case, leave 'em alone as long as they aren't loose.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
In brief: Take them out
They are abnormal and extra and may cause probs for the primary teeth to come in so they should be removed.
Not much fun for a little one, i know.

In brief: Take them out
They are abnormal and extra and may cause probs for the primary teeth to come in so they should be removed.
Not much fun for a little one, i know.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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