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Laser depigmentation


Laser Gum Depigmentation / Gum Discoloration Treatment

What is Gum Pigmentation?

Gum pigmentation as indicated by the name is referred to the pigmentation or discoloration of the gums or the Gingiva. This condition of pigmentation can affect the gums of the gingiva in patches or whole. It is also to be kept in mind that this is not at all a life-threatening condition and does not have any kinds of ill effects on health. But it certainly affects the quality of smile and overall appearance of the person with pigmentation of the gums or gingiva. The main reason behind this is the fact that the face of an individual plays a vital role in the overall appearance of the person.

Reasons for Gum Pigmentation

It is quite important to know that what are the exact reasons as to why the pigmentation occurs. The primary reason for the pigmentation of the gingiva or the gums is the hyperactivity of the melanocytes. When the melanocytes in the body are too much active, it causes darkening of the gums which is a completely benign condition with the only aesthetic disadvantage. There are a number of factors on which the colour of the gingiva or the gums depends upon which are as mentioned below.

  • Number and size of the blood vessels
  • Thickness of the blood vessels
  • Quantity of pigments
  • Level of keratinization

Carotene, melanin and oxyhaemoglobin are the three major pigments which are responsible for pigmentation in the oral cavity. A hyperactivity of any of these pigments might give rise to gum discoloration or pigmentation. Another of the vital factor associated with pigmentation of the oral cavity is smoking or dipping tobacco. In an addition to this, there are some other factors as well which cause discoloration of the of the oral cavity.

  • Any Gum Disease as a result of poor oral hygiene
  • Disorders of the endocrine
  • Effect of certain medications such as minocycline or antimalarial agents.
  • Embedding of the shavings during the course of removal or placement of metallic fillings in the oral cavity

Once you have an idea about pigmentation in details, you can go ahead with the treatment procedure.

About Gum Depigmentation

Depigmentation is nothing but the procedure of the removing the pigmentation that has taken place in the gums or the gingiva. In this method, the main aim is to eliminate the pigmentation so that a very good smile can be gifted to the affected individuals.

Use of Laser Technology in Depigmentation

The advanced laser technology is readily used for the purpose of gum or gingival depigmentation. This method of laser ablation has been proved to be one of the most effective, reliable and comfortable techniques of depigmentation. Laser depigmentation has the great advantages of very short time of treatment, easy & convenient handling, reduced bleeding, decontamination and sterilisation effect.

How the Laser Works

The lasers emit radiation on the pigmented areas of the gingiva or the gums which help in the removal of the dark spots with a Painless and Minimally Invasive Gum Treatment way. As compared to the traditional surgical methods of removal of the pigmentation, laser depigmentation is devoid of any kinds of suture or cutting which allows the pigmented individuals to resume all their normal activities almost immediately after the procedure.

Authored by DR.NIRANJAN P

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