Eruption pattern in the primary dentition of premature low-birth-weight children

ASDC J Dent Child. 1992 Mar-Apr;59(2):120-2.


This study evaluated the eruption pattern of primary teeth in thirty-one prematurely born children with low birth-weight. Compared with the normal development pattern, the prematurely-born children younger than age twenty-four months had 28 percent fewer erupted teeth, on average.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Child Development
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Intubation
  • Male
  • Time Factors
  • Tooth Eruption / physiology*
  • Tooth, Deciduous / physiology*