A baby girl born with a tooth has had it removed at just 12 days old.
Isla-Rose Heasman’s mum Jasmin, from Plymouth, Devon, said she “never expected” to take her daughter to the dentist at such a young age.
“She had to have it taken out as it was wobbly. She was braver than me, she didn’t really cry,” she said.
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The Seven Trees Dental Access Centre said Isla-Rose was the “youngest patient” they had ever seen, but was still rewarded with a sticker.
“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 added.
According to the BDA, 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 breastfeeding, 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.”