Document Detail

Natal and neonatal teeth: a clinical study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6592231     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a survey of 18,155 infants, 7,155 of whom were examined personally, the prevalence of natal teeth was one in 716 for the infants examined and one in 3,667 for those surveyed. Another group of 38 infants and children with 61 natal and neonatal teeth were examined prospectively. All were mandibular central incisors. Sixty-one percent of the subjects had a pair of natal or neonatal teeth (or both). Ninety-five percent of the natal and neonatal teeth were normal primary central incisors, and 5% were supernumerary primary central incisors. Initially, in 31% of the teeth, enamel dysplasia was seen, the occurrence of which correlated with the duration of the gingival covering. It is recommended that natal and neonatal teeth be left in place, if possible, and removed only if they are extremely mobile, such that reattachment is unlikely.
G A Kates; H L Needleman; L B Holmes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0002-8177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-01     Completed Date:  1984-11-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-3     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Natal Teeth / anatomy & histology*
Prospective Studies
Sex Factors
Tooth, Deciduous / anatomy & histology*
Grant Support
15421//PHS HHS

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  An investigation of dental injuries treated in an acute care general hospital.
Next Document:  Effects of dentists' behavior on patients' attitudes.