Spontaneous pigmentation of non-pigmented palatal tissue after periodontal surgery.

@article{Holtzclaw2010SpontaneousPO,
  title={Spontaneous pigmentation of non-pigmented palatal tissue after periodontal surgery.},
  author={Dan J Holtzclaw and Nicholas J. Toscano and Haim Tal},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={
          172-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND A 22-year-old African American female was referred for augmentation of keratinized gingiva around implants at the right and left maxillary second premolar sites. Presurgical evaluation revealed generalized melanosis of the buccal gingiva and a lack of keratinized tissue around implants at sites #4 and #13. No pigmentation was noted on the palatal tissues. METHODS Thick free gingival grafts were harvested bilaterally from the non-pigmented palate and secured to the recipient sites… CONTINUE READING