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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 69-71

Riga–Fede disease in association with natal teeth

1 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, AME's Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujatha Paranna
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, AME's Dental College and Hospital, Benjanagera Road, Raichur - 584 102, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_62_17

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The purpose of this paper is to report a case of a 16-day-old infant with two natal teeth in mandibular anterior region associated with ulceration on the tip and ventral surface of the tongue. Clinical presentation revealed two natal teeth with Grade II mobility in the mandibular anterior region and Riga–Fede Disease. The treatment planned was to extract both the natal teeth followed by curettage of the extraction socket to prevent aspiration, swallowing of teeth, and for early resolution of ulcerative lesion. Satisfactory healing of ulcerative lesion was observed at 10 days follow-up visit.

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