Gum Depigmentation

pt2Gum or gingival depigmentation is a cosmetic dentistry procedure used to remove dark spots on the gums. While the normal gum color is pale pink, abnormally high amounts of melanin can cause dark spots and patches to appear on the gum tissue. This condition can effect the appearance of your smile and result in decreased confidence and self-esteem.

Gum pigmentation can be removed by the Waterlase laser, leaving the gums pink in color. This procedure is performed using local anesthesia and heals very rapidly.


This patient showed significant esthetic changes in her smile following Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Gum Depigmentation.

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