Preterm Birth: A Primary Etiological Factor for Delayed Oral Growth and Development

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. Muhamad Nishad Thayath
2. Iram Zaidi
3. Anju Sinha
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1316
Volume
8
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2015
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, SBB Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, SBB Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SBB Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Article keywords
    Low birth weight, Oral development, Preterm birth

    Abstract

    Preterm and low birthweight children comprise approximately 6% of all live births. It is now a well-known fact that premature children experience many oral complications associated with their preterm births. Prematurely born infants have a short prenatal development period and they are prone to many serious medical problems during the neonatal period, which may affect the development of oral tissues. Adverse perinatal factors, premature birth and exceptional early adaptation to extra-uterine life and functional activity may influence dental occlusal development and symmetry in the jaws. Thus, the goal of the present paper is to elucidate further the effect of preterm birth on the development of the dentition. How to cite this article: Zaidi I, Thayath MN, Singh S, Sinha A. Preterm Birth: A Primary Etiological Factor for Delayed Oral Growth and Development. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(3): 215-219.

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