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Title: Gingival tattoo, an unusual gingival pigmentation: report of 4 cases
Authors: Al-Shawaf, M.
Ruprecht, A.
Al-Abed, A.
Gerard, P.
Keywords: Gingival
Tattoo
Unusual Gingival
Pigmentation
Dental
Issue Date: 1986
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 sys-tcmic, 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.
Description: College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh 11432, Saudi Arabia Telephone: +96614784524 Extension 315 Email: maysaraal_shawaf@yahoo.com
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4202
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