Gum pigmentation is caused by the excessive deposition of melanin which is a natural substance in our body. This substance is what makes us tan in the summertime. Unfortunately, it is seen that in some people there is an overproduction of melanin in their gums.
Usually, the colour of the Gingiva or the gum tissue is pink, but due to the accumulation of excessive melanin pigment, you may experience ugly and dark patches on gum tissues which is considered to be a cosmetic dental problem. Pigmentation can also occur because of the use of certain synthetic medications for long-term and smoking. The most simple and effective way to get rid of dark gums is through Laser Gum Depigmentation.
This treatment targets the melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin, thus reducing the production of the pigment. After the procedure the gums quickly and the procedure can be accomplished in a very short time. The procedure is safe and results can be achieved immediately, thus bringing back the original pink colour of the gums. It is usually a single visit procedure.
For people who are self-conscious about de-pigmented or darker gums, we at Dr. Sahni’s dental treat your gums using Lasers to help you achieve the healthy pink colour gums.