A Rare Case of Pyogenic Granuloma with a Natal Tooth ZD28-ZD29
Dr. Nidhi Agarwal,
Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Idst Dental College,
Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Natal teeth are teeth present in the oral cavity at the time of birth. It is extremely rare to find natal teeth in association with pathological conditions of the oral cavity. Pyogenic granuloma is a type of inflammatory hyperplasia that appears as an over exuberant connective tissue response to a stimulus or injury, in the present case the injurious agent is the natal tooth. The parents of the eight day old male infant brought the child with a natal tooth associated with a soft tissue lesion growing from the gum pad. A provisional diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma was made on behalf of the clinical findings which were confirmed by histopathology. The natal tooth was extracted and the lesion was surgically excised. Complete healing of the gumpad took place after excision of the lesion and extraction of the natal tooth and the child was able to feed normally within a week. The purpose of this case report is that Pediatric Dentist should be aware of this rare unusual clinical presentation and plan for an appropriate treatment modality in order to avoid any future complications.