Local argyrosis of oral mucosa or amalgam tattoo. A problem in diagnosis and treatment

Jańczuk Z, Banach J


The authors, basing on three cases published by different authors in the years 1995-2003, discuss the problem of diagnosis and treatment of local gingival argyrosis and amalgam tattoo. Treatment methods carried out consisted of the following procedures free gingival graft, subepithelial connective tissue graft in a two-step procedure and subepithelial connective tissue graft without flap coverage. In the authors opinion in some cases a connective tissue graft does not need flap coverage, therefore a dual blood supply is not necessary.

Key words: amalgam tattoo, argyrosis, treatment of pigmentations.