Incidence of Natal Teeth in Sarlahi District of Nepal

Nitin Kumar Agrawal, Subarna Khatry, Steven C. LeClerq, Joanne Katz, Luke C. Mullany

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BACKGROUND: The presence of natal or neonatal teeth, which have been associated with environmental factors and hereditary syndromes, can have an impact on the psychosocial growth of children. METHODS: We aimed to estimate the incidence of natal tooth in Sarlahi district of Nepal.Live births from Sarlahi district in Nepal were assessed for natal teeth and other related factors. RESULTS: Among 28,695 live births between 2010 and 2017, we observed 7 cases of natal teeth accounting for an incidence rate of 2.44 per 10,000 (95% CI: 0.98 - 5.03). Out of 7 neonates with natal tooth, 4 were female and 3 were low birth weight (<2500 grams). None were preterm or had any associated cleft lip or palate. CONCLUSIONS: Incidence of natal tooth in Nepal is rare.It is important for health care providers to know about the possibility of occurrence of natal tooth and its management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nepal Health Research Council
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 28 2019


  • Incidence of natal tooth; natal tooth; neonatal tooth; Nepal.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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