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.
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.
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