gingivitis artefacta

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A self-inflicted lesion of the gingival tissues. It most commonly occurs on the gingival margin or papilla as an ulcer or localized stripping of the gingival margin from the tooth. It is usually due to irritation such as from a finger nail, pencil, or sharp object. See also dermatitis.

Gingivitis artefacta

Gingivitis artefacta with nail

Subjects: Dentistry.

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