Gum Depigmentation is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of the black spots on gums or removing the black gums to reveal pink gum tissue. Normal gum tissue or gingival as it is known is pink in colour. The pigmentation could be due to excessive melanin deposits (which in most case is genetic) or due to prolonged use of certain medications. Gum Depigmentation is mostly done for aesthetic reasons to provide a better looking smile. In order to de-pigment the gums, the dentist analyses the condition of the patient and depending on the extent of pigmentation and patient needs chooses the treatment procedure. The treatment procedure may involve surgical techniques.

Ideal Candidate for Gum Depigmentation

Any candidate with healthy gums can undergo the treatment. It is NOT advisable for patients with the following conditions

  • Oral disease.
  • Periodontal disease that causes dark gums.
  • Patients taking blood thinning medications.
  • Patients with prominent tooth root or thin gum tissue
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