Study show snus causes gingival retraction and lesions -

Most of the adolescents in a Norwegian cross-sectional study had snus induced lesions, and one fifth had gingival retractions. The severity increased with the amount of snus boxes used and the duration of the snus use, respectively.

Oral lesions associated with daily use of snus, a moist smokeless tobacco product. A cross-sectional study among Norwegian adolescents -

Use of snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, may lead to local changes in the oral mucous membrane in the area where the snus is placed. It can also cause irreversible gingival retraction. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between use of snus, oral mucosal lesions (snus induced lesions) and gingival retractions among adolescents in Norway.