Journal of Oral Science
Online ISSN : 1880-4926
Print ISSN : 1343-4934
ISSN-L : 1343-4934
Case Report
Surgical approach to snus-induced injury of the oral mucosa
Mohammad KharazmiAnders-Petter CarlssonPär HallbergMaria ModigLillemor BjörnstadJan-Michael Hirsch
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2014 Volume 56 Issue 1 Pages 91-94


Snus (Swedish moist snuff) causes lesions in the oral mucosa at the location where pinches are regularly placed. In addition, some patients develop irreversible local gingival recession and sometimes ulcers with perforations to the roots. Such injuries lead to denuded roots that are at risk for caries and periodontal disease, with subsequent esthetic consequences. Therapy for irreversible local gingival recession is currently lacking. In the present report, we describe two cases of successful surgical treatment for irreversible lesions caused by snus. (J Oral Sci 56, 91-94, 2014)

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