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Title: Gingival Tattoo, an unusual gingival pigmentation
Authors: Al-Shawaf, M.
Ruprecht, A.
Al-Abed, A.
Gerard, P.
Keywords: Gingival; tattoo; unusual gingival; pigmentation; dental
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: American Academy of Dental Medicine; American Academy of Oral Medicine
Citation: Journal of Oral Medicine; 41(2): 130-133
Abstract: Four female patients were seen at the College of Dentistry, all with unusual localized gingival pigmentation. The histories revealed intentional gingival tattooing for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. INTRODUCTION: Variation in gingival color can be the result of a variety of causes ranging from gingivitis to racial pigmentation. Non racial causes of the variations can be local or systemic, and can vary from such systemic diseases as Addison's disease and Albright's syndrome leading to generalized discoloration or to lead or bismuth poisoning which usually gives a more localized change.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14057
ISSN: 0022-3247
Appears in Collections:College of Dentistry

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