A Safe, Painless Solution for Dark Gums and Spots
Although “gingival hyperpigmentation” sounds complicated, it is actually a very simple concept that is used to describe the “darkening of the gums”. We are now able to treat this condition with lasers right here in our office.
Dedicated To Expert Periodontal CareCamillus Periodontist, Dr. Marc D. Engle, provides a variety of surgical and non-surgical services for the treatment of periodontal issues. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment.
Read on to find out if you are a good candidate for this painless procedure.
About Gingival Hyperpigmentation
Gingival hyperpigmentation is not uncommon. Caused by high levels of melanin in the skin, these dark spots are often the result of one of the following influencers:
- or genetics
In most cases, the concerns are aesthetic, not health-related.
If dark spots on your gums are a concern, you may be a good candidate for laser de-pigmentation. The procedure is often referred to as “gum bleaching”.
Contrary to popular belief, this procedure doesn’t actually involve bleach, but rather precision laser energy to quickly and painlessly correct the darkening of the gums in just one visit! The procedure generally takes less than an hour and results can last up to 20 years.
After the Procedure
Any minor discomfort that is experienced after the procedure can usually be eliminated with over-the-counter pain medication. You will be able to eat, talk and return to work as needed right after the treatment. We recommend that you not smoke for 7 days following your procedure, or quit completely.
If you have a general darkening of or actual spots on your gums, give us a call to set up a consultation. First, we will examine your gums to ensure that they are in good health and then work with you to develop a customized treatment plan.
Make your appointment today to see if this painless, fast, effective procedure is the right choice for you!