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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-32

Management of gingival hyperpigmentation

Department of Semiology and Clinics, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

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Dr. Josué Martos
Department of Semiology and Clinics, Faculty of Dentistry, University Federal of Pelotas, Goncalves Chaves Street 457, Pelotas, RS 96015-560
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5847.184258

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The gingival melanin hyperpigmentation may represent an esthetic problem for some patients. Among the alternative treatments, the epithelial abrasion or scrapping is a simple and effective technique. The aim of this report is to present a clinical treatment of gingival melanin hyperpigmentation treated by the technique of epithelial scrapping. The result of the employed technique proved to be effective in the removal of melanin pigment, restoring the patient's esthetic, and self-esteem.

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