tongue ulcer associated with natal teeth in an infant- riga-fedes disease

Research Article
Sumalatha, M.N*., Gadiputi Sreedhar., Pallav Singhal and Anu Garg
Natal teeth, Neonatal teeth, Precocious dentition, Familial Dysautonomia, Febrile Status, Enamel hypoplasia.

Traumatic ulceration of the oral mucosa may result from physical damage via sharp teeth, food stuffs, accidental biting or talking. Ulceration of ventral surface of tongue is due to trauma (RigaFedes disease) is most often associated with natal or neonatal teeth. Presence of teeth at birth or within a month post-delivery is rare with varied occurrence rate from 1:6000 to 1:800 cases and cause ulceration which may remain for a long time, resulting in inadequate food intake, retardation of growth and sometimes result in dehydration, feeding difficulties, failure to thrive in an infant and ulceration may progress to large fibrous mass with repeated trauma. A Case of tongue ulceration in a ONE month old Muslim male baby has been presented with family history of natal and neonatal teeth.