Gum Bleaching

ABOUT GUM BLEACHING

The most common cause of darker pigments in the gums is genetics. Excess melanin can build up in the gums, making them look brown or black instead of pink. This is more common in certain ethnic groups like people with African or Middle Eastern ancestry. The extra pigment does not indicate any disease or dysfunction.Patients seek treatment because of an aesthetic preference for pink gums that showcase their teeth better.

Other causes for dark gums include smoking, side effects from certain medications and possible effect of amalgam fillings on the gum.

What Is the Healing Process Like?

Patients who utilise a dental laser can expect minor discomfort and no complications after the treatment. Patients with very sensitive gums may experience some discomfort for a short period of time. Patients can expect to be able to speak and eat normally immediately after the treatment is completed.

Everything heals in about 2 weeks .

How Long Does the Gum Depigmentation Treatment Last?

One gum depigmentation treatment can last 20 years or up to a lifetime.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The procedure takes 20-45 minutes depending on the colour and size of the dark patch. We will give you local anaesthetic to male the procedure as comfortable as possible .

What happens if I still have a few pigments left once the gums have healed.

On your review appointment we can go over the areas that you can still see some pigmentation .