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Linea Alba

Definition Linea alba is a relatively common alteration of the buccal mucosa.

Etiology Pressure, sucking fromthe buccal surface of the teeth.
Clinical features It presents as an asymptomatic, bilateral, linear elevation with a slightly whitish color at the level of the occlusal line of the teeth (Fig. 10).
It has a normal consistency on palpation.
The diagnosis is based on clinical grounds alone.

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Treatment No treatment is required.

Fig. 10 Linea alba.

Fig. 10 Linea alba.