Eruption Hematoma and its Clinical Significance for Clinicians


1 Associate Professor, Oral and Dental Disease Research Center, Department of Oral Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Children and Adolescent Health Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran


Eruption hematoma is a macular elevation in the soft tissue of alveolar mucosa seen nearly during the tooth eruption. Commonly, it does not have any clinical symptoms. In most cases, the black dome shape appearance of eruption hematoma worries parents about malignancy. Since the physicians are often the firsts who examine the affected child, this letter aims to provide clinical characteristics, etiology, pathology, and treatment of eruption hematoma to these care providers.