The aim of this study was to investigate the informa- tion regarding natal and neonatal teeth, its occurrence according to gender, associated disorders, complications and treatment options of natal and neonatal teeth.
Any genetic disease and syndrome associated with natal and neonatal teeth were included in the study.
The diagnostic criterion for natal and neonatal teeth was based on history, clinical presence and absence of natal and neonatal teeth at birth and postnatal life.
Descrip- tive statistics were used for calculating frequency of age, gender, presence of natal and neonatal teeth.
TABLE 2: UPDATED LIST OF INCIDENCE OF NATAL AND NEONATAL TEETH DOCUMENTED IN LITERATURE
Literature search has been done and according to our knowledge, this is the first research conducted in Pakistan on occurrence, patterns and reasons for extraction of natal and neonatal teeth particularly in relation to dentistry.
DISCUSSION: The occurrence of natal and/or neonatal teeth was reported since prehistoric period, which for centuries has been associated with diverse superstitions among many different ethnic groups.
Natal and Neonatal teeth have been reported as being predeciduous or supernumery teeth .