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ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 197-201

Comparison of Pigmented Lesions that Appear in the Mouth of Smokers and Passive Smokers


1 Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Al-Ramady, Anbar, Iraq
2 Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Aldoura City, Baghdad, Iraq
3 Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Lara Kusrat Hussein
Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar, Baghdad
Iraq
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/denthyp.denthyp_54_21

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Introduction: Passive smoker individuals whom live near the smokers and pigmentation appears on their oral mucosa due to proximity from smokers. Materials and methods: This study was carried-out on 50 patients suffering from pigmentation of the mouth that were collected from the private dental clinic were obtained and 50 individual’s neighbouring to them and considered as the passive smoking group. Discussion: For passive smoker the pigmentation increasing with duration of smoking, in non-filtered cigarettes than filtered cigarette and in heavy smokers than mild smokers The intraoral distribution of melanin pigmentations commonly observed in the buccal region, Lingual, gingival and palatal of the mouth.


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