Eosinophilic Ulcer Treatment & Management

Updated: Mar 23, 2022
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Medical Care

Dental-related trauma

The source of chronic irritation must be eliminated when an eosinophilic ulcer is due to obvious trauma. Referral to a dentist is recommended if the lesion is related to a tooth, dental restoration, or appliance.

Although extraction of the anterior primary teeth is not recommended, this may resolve the ulcerations in Riga-Fede disease. However, if the teeth are stable, they should be retained. In these cases, breastfeeding should be discontinued, or a protective shield should be constructed to prevent any further trauma. These measures are usually sufficient to resolve the condition.