Management of oral melanin pigmentation.

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Abstract

Melanin is an endogenous pigment responsible for human tissue coloration of the skin, mucosa, hair, eyes and parts of the brain. In the skin, its function is protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation. Its purpose in oral tissues has not yet been determined. Oral pigmentation could be an esthetic issue for some patients, particularly when it is located on the anterior labial gingiva in individuals with a high smile line. This article presents and describes several different approaches for the management of oral melanin pigmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association
Volume92
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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Melanins
Pigmentation
Skin
Radiation Effects
Gingiva
Lip
Esthetics
Hair
Mucous Membrane
Brain

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  • Medicine(all)

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Management of oral melanin pigmentation. / Karydis, Anastasios; Bland, Paul; Shiloah, Jacob.

In: The Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, Vol. 92, No. 2, 09.2012.

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