Gum Pigment Removal
Just like skin tones, people can have different gum tones. Gum pigmentation is a very common finding that may negatively impact a person's smile.
Gum pigmentation is determined largely by genetics and is more common in people with darker complexion. It is caused by melanin deposits in your gums. Gums can also darken as an effect of smoking.
What is Laser Gum Pigment Removal?
Laser gum pigment removal is one way to remove dark pigment. Laser assisted gum pigmentation removal is a revolutionary procedure that can painlessly remove the unwanted pigmentation in a single session.
Since gum pigmentation can be caused by genetics, gum disease or smoking, it is important your dentist knows the cause of the pigmentation. If gum disease is the cause for the pigmentation, that issue must be resolved first. If smoking is the cause of the pigmentation, you must stop smoking before the laser gum pigment removal procedure.