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Depigmentation of Gums

The most common cause of darker pigments in the gums is genetics. Excess melanin can build up in the gums, making them look brown or black instead of pink.The extra pigment does not indicate any disease or dysfunction.Patients seek treatment because of an aesthetic preference for pink gums that showcase their teeth better.

Other causes for dark gums include smoking, side effects from certain medications and possible effect of amalgam fillings on the gum.

Smile Care Dental Clinic & Implant Center at Airoli is one of the only clinics to offer Depigmentation.

What Is the Healing Process Like?

Patients who go through can expect minor discomfort and no complications after the treatment. Patients with very sensitive gums may experience some discomfort for a short period of time. Patients can expect to be able to speak and eat normally immediately after the treatment is completed.

Everything heals in about 2 weeks .

The Pictures you see on our Gallery are all patients that had review appointment 2 weeks after the treatment .

How Long Does the Gum De-pigmentation Treatment Last?

One gum depigmentation treatment can last 5 to 10 years.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The procedure takes 20-45 minutes depending on the colour and size of the dark patch. We will give you local anaesthesiato make the procedure as comfortable as possible .

Who Is a Candidate?

The main guideline is simply that the gums must be healthy. We can assess your gum health at the consultation.

This cosmetic treatment is not suitable for:

  • Patients with oral disease
  • Patients with dark gums caused by periodontal disease (this is not a surface pigment problem).
  • Patients taking blood thinners (these can cause excessive bleeding during treatment).
  • Patients with thin gum tissue or prominent tooth roots (they may experience ongoing sensitivity if roots are accidentally exposed by the removal of gum tissue).