Smokers melanosis: A case report
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Department of Periodontology, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Publication date: 2018-10-03
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Zeynep Dinçer   

Department of Periodontology, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 3):A121
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Bening Pigmentation due to smoking can be seen in different regions of the oral mucosa, such as gums, palate and lips. Different treatment procedures, like surgical instruments, laser and electrosurgery, are used to remove pigmented areas. These pigmentations can be seen most commonly in the anterior regions which are aesthetic concerns for the patients. The purpose of this case report is to remove the pigmented region using hand tools and to share the clinical results of the treatment.

35 years old sistematically healthy patient applied to our clinic with aesthetich complaints in maxillar anterior area because of pigmentation. The clinic and radiologic examinations revealed that the patient was using 15 cigarettes daily since 2007. Depigmentation treatment planned after finishing phase 1 therapy. Treatment has been done by using kirkliand and orban instruments.

There was no problem in healing process.Ten days after depigmentation there was no sign of pigmentation in relevant area and gingiva seemed healthy. Patient was called for control at 1th and 3th month after surgery and photos have been taken in the begining of the treatment and control visits. As a result of the depigmentation process applied with cessation of smoking, esthetic gingival appearance was obtained. We believe that depigmentation treatment can motivate patients to quit smoking.

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