For many, dark gums can affect their self confidence, and hinder their self-esteem when speaking and smiling
Gum depigmentation, also known as gum bleaching, is a cosmetic periodontal procedure used to remove dark spots on the gums. Normal, healthy gum tissue will typically appear pale pink in color. However, in the case of gum depigmentation, abnormally high amounts of melanin can cause dark spots and patches to appear on the tissue. This discoloration can affect the appearance of your smile
Gum depigmentation, commonly known as gum lightening or gum bleaching, does not actually utilize any sort of bleach or lightening agent to achieve lighter gums. Bleaching solutions and agents are not safe for application on the gums. Instead, advanced technologies, effective and minimally invasive treatment techniques are used to restore natural, pink gum tissue and improve patients’ smiles.
Dr. Germain is a fantastic dentist-as an American living in London I’m extremely pleased to have found a dentist delivering dental care and cosmetic results of the highest standard and I recommend her highly. She is very friendly, thorough and involves me into every step of the treatment so that I feel I am in excellent hands.
- What happens during the gum depigmentation procedure?
This procedure is similar to the microdermabrasion technique used in dermatology that successfully removes the upper layer of skin. Once the uneven and dark layer of the gum tissue is removed, the new tissue revealed is lighter in color and more natural looking, creating a more uniform pink color of the gums, to achieve a healthy smile.
- What causes gum depigmentation?
Gum pigmentation manifests differently for every patient. Some people notice small, dark spots on their gums, while others experience vast black or brown patches. Depending on what you’re experiencing, at the Identity Clinic, we will create a personalized treatment plan focused on your unique case. While pigmentation is not medically dangerous, many patients feel that the condition is aesthetically displeasing, and opt for this procedure to help restore their confidence. Gum depigmentation is a simple, minimally invasive treatment that can help you achieve the healthy-looking smile you desire. A number of factors can contribute to gum pigmentation including genetics, poor dental hygiene, which can also lead to periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, smoking and/or the extended use of certain medications.
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I’m over the moon with my new smile!