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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 175-176

Dental lamina cyst of newborn: A case report


1 Senior Resident, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Professor and Head, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Director-Principal, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
A Kumar
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, BSZ Marg, MAMC Complex, New Delhi-110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.44039

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Dental lamina cyst, also known as gingival cyst of newborn, is a benign oral mucosal lesion of transient nature. These lesions are usually multiple but do not increase in size. Since the lesions are self-limiting and spontaneously shed a few weeks or months after birth no treatment is required. Clinical diagnoses of these conditions are important in order to avoid unnecessary therapeutic procedure and provide suitable information to parents about the nature of the lesion. In addition, it may be incorrectly diagnosed as natal teeth if present in mandibular anterior region. Here, we present a case of dental lamina cyst of newborn.






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