Neonatal sublingual traumatic ulceration (Riga-Fede disease) - A case report


UZAMIS M., Turgut M. D. , OLMEZ S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.41, no.1, pp.113-116, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-116

Abstract

Early eruption of primary teeth rarely occurs and is referred to as "natal or neonatal teeth". These teeth may cause some complications, including ulceration of the sublingual area, pain during suckling and future nutritional problems. A two-month-old infant suffering from sublingual area ulceration due to two neonatal teeth was examined. His teeth were extracted and healing of the ulcerated area was observed within the first week.