Baby girl has her first tooth removed at just 12 days old

Incredible baby born with a tooth still gets a sticker from dentist after having to have it out at just 12 days old

  • Newborn, Isla-Rose Heasman had her front tooth removed at just 12-days-old 
  • Her mother ‘never expected’ to take her daughter to the dentist this early
  • The chance of birthing a child with a natal tooth is rare, with one in 2,000 
  • These natal teeth can cause complications with breastfeeding and ulceration 

A 12-day-old girl had to make a premature trip to her local dental surgery to get her first tooth removed – but she ‘hardly cried’ and was gifted a sticker from the dentist.

While most babies start to teeth at six months, Isla-Rose Heasman from Plymouth, Devon has already completed her first trip to the dentist to get her wobbly tooth removed. 

The tiny tot had cut one formed-tooth in the middle of her bottom jaw. 

Isla-Rose Heasman (pictured) was less than two weeks old when she got her first tooth removed at the local dentist

Less than two weeks after she was born, Isla-Rose became the youngest patient at Seven Trees Dental Access Centre. 

Her mother Jasmin said she ‘never expected’ to take her daughter to the dentist this early. 


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‘She had to have it taken out as it was wobbly. She was braver than me, she didn’t really cry,’ she said. 

Isla-Rose was dosed up with numbing cream before the operation because she is too young for to be given anaesthetic. 

The tooth was present but incredibly loose because the gum line hasn’t been properly developed

One in 2,000 babies are born with natal teeth. This can cause complications with breast feeding, ulceration of the child’s tongue, and there is risk of a detached tooth entering the child’s lungs

Miss Heasman said: ‘I had to go out of the room crying because I couldn’t stand seeing my princess in pain.

‘It looks weird her not having a tooth now,’ she said. 

According to the British Dental Association – one in 2,000 babies are born with natal teeth. 

Her mother Jasmin Heasman said: ‘I had to go out of the room crying because I couldn’t stand seeing my princess in pain’ 

The teeth are present but incredibly loose because the gum line hasn’t been properly developed.

Scientific advisor at BDA, Professor Damien Walmsley said: ‘The condition can lead to problems with breast feeding, ulceration of the child’s tongue, and there is risk of a detached tooth entering the child’s lungs. 

‘However these cases are extremely rare.’     

Isla-Rosa pictured with her aunt Lisa Taskis, is the youngest patient of Seven Trees Dental Access Centre in Plymouth, Devon after the tooth had to be removed 

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