Hector R Martinez Menchaca1 and Gerardo Rivera Silva2*
1University of Louisville, Department of Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Special Care, USA.
2University of Monterrey, Health Science Division, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Received: 18 June, 2016; Accepted: 08 July, 2016; Published: 09 July, 2016
Dr. Gerardo Rivera Silva, PhD, Av. I. Morones Prieto # 4500 Pte, San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL, 66238, Mexico, Tel: +52 (81) 8215-1451; Fax: +52 (81) 8215-1000; E-mail:
Martinez Menchaca HR, Silva GR (2016) Neonatal Teeth and Riga-Fede Disease. J Dent Probl Solut 3(1): 030-030. 10.17352/2394-8418.000030
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A 3 week-old male presented with ulceration on the ventral surface of the tongue. His parents informed that the patient had poor nutrients intake due to pain caused by tongue ulcer. The intraoral exploration showed ulceration of 10 mm diameter enclosed with a white fibrinous layer, situated on the ventral area of the tongue and two crows of neonatal teeth located in the mandibular anterior region (Figure 1). The incisal edges of teeth were smoothened about 2 mm. During a one–month follow-up his tongue ulcer disappeared.