Newborn baby has tooth removed at just 12 days old

A newborn baby had to have a tooth removed at just 12 days old – and dentists say she’s their "youngest patient".

Isla-Rose was given some numbing cream before the procedure as a result of being too young to be given anaesthetic.

And her mum Jasmin, from Plymouth, Devon, said she "never expected" to take her daughter to the dentist at such a young age.

Most babies start teething at about six months with some starting from four months old and others after a year.


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

The Seven Trees Dental Access Centre said Isla-Rose was the "youngest patient" they had ever seen.

She received a sticker for being brave which Jasmin said is more than could be said for her.

"I had to go out of the room crying because I couldn’t stand seeing my princess in pain," she said.

"It looks weird her not having a tooth now."

According to the BDA (British Dental Association), about one in 2,000 babies are born with natal teeth – which are teeth present above the gum line at birth.

They are often loose because the roots are not 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."

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