Gum Depigmentation at Kishore Dental
Laser gum bleaching / gum depigmentation is a cosmetic procedure to easily remove the brown or black patches that often occur naturally on gum tissue. The treatment is quick, pain-free, and will leave you with healthy, pink gums.
The condition called gingival hyper-pigmentation or "dark gums" is caused by melanin in the surface of the gum tissue. It can affect people of all races and ethnicities, though it's more common in people with darker skin. The dark patches are usually natural, though smoking, systemic illnesses, and taking certain medications can also contribute to the condition.
Hyper-pigmentation presents no health risks, but some people simply prefer to have a smile with even, pink gums, which gum bleaching can provide.
Benefits of Gum Bleaching
- Significantly lighter, uniform color in one visit
- No scalpels or stitches
- Patients report little or no pain during or after the procedure
- Short healing time
- The Periolase laser is proven safe for soft tissue
- For most patients, the procedure only needs to be performed once
- Many patients return to work the same day
Laser Gum Bleaching Procedure
Patients with advanced gum disease may need to have their infection treated before bleaching.
your gums are applied a local anesthesia. Then a Periolase Laser is used carefully and evenly lighten the visible surfaces of your gums.
The procedure takes one to two hours and is nearly painless. Some sensitivity will follow your laser gum depigmentation, which can be dealt with using over-the-counter analgesics. Many patients return to work directly after the procedure.