Occasionally, a patient may present with an intraoral tattoo, such as the patient in this instance who presented with one on the lower orolabial mucosa. Both extraoral and intraoral tattooing could be considered a potential indicator of risk-taking behaviors and possible increased risk of mental health or sleep disorders in this patient population. This article discusses risks of ornamental tattooing and the role oral healthcare providers can play in early identification of possible systemic diseases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)|
|State||Published - Oct 2020|
- Dental Care
- Mental Health