amalgam tattoo

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a·mal·gam tat·too

a bluish-black or gray macular lesion of the oral mucous membrane caused by accidental implantation of silver amalgam into the tissue during tooth restoration or extraction.

amalgam tattoo

a discoloration of the gingiva or buccal membrane caused by particles of silver amalgam that migrate from an amalgam filling and become embedded under the tissue surface. The condition causes no symptoms and is left untreated.
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Amalgam tattoo
Discolouration of the gingiva adjacent to a mercury amalgam filling

a·mal·gam tat·too

(ă-mal'găm ta-tū')
A bluish-black or gray macular lesion of the oral mucous membrane caused by accidental implantation of particles of silver amalgam into the tissue during tooth restoration or extraction. The condition is asymptomatic.
Synonym(s): tattoo (3) .

a·mal·gam tat·too

(ă-mal'găm ta-tū')
Dark macular lesion of oral mucous membrane caused by accidental implantation of silver amalgam into the tissue during tooth restoration or extraction.
Synonym(s): focal argyrosis.