Every beautiful smile needs the perfect frame around it. But when the gum tissue is uneven or to dark, it can detract from your smile. Dark gum tissue is natural, healthy and normal but some people don’t like the esthetic appearance when they smile, much like they might not like the shade of their teeth, and desire to lighten the gum tissue. Some people have an esthetic preference for pink gum tissue.
Fortunately, gum bleaching (also known as gum depigmentation) is one of the types of cosmetic laser dentistry treatments that we offer in our Cary, NC specialty practice. By creating an even, healthy, pink gum tissue that’s visible when you smile, you can enjoy the smile you always wanted!
Dr. Kazmer utilizes a state-of-the-art DEKA CO2 laser to do dermabrasion, gently removing the very top layer of tissue that holds the melanocytes, creating the pink tissue appearance many patients desire. Treatment is typically accomplished in one 30-minute visit.
Dark gum tissue is caused by melanin in the surface of the gum tissue. This is the pigmentation in our body that creates darker skin, freckles, and even dark gums. It can affect people of all ethnicities and races, but it’s more common in people with darker skin.
Naturally dark gums
Speckles or patches of uneven coloration
Gingiva that detracts from the appearance of the teeth
Atypical or unhealthy-looking pigments
Applying gum bleaching solutions that use gels or chemicals can result in burns or tissue irritation that causes severe discomfort. Fortunately, laser dentistry is much safer and works within just one treatment with our Cary, NC periodontist.