Laser Gum Bleaching or Laser Depigmentation is a simple, pain free and quick cosmetic procedure to remove the black spots on your gums and give them a nice pink look.
Pink gums are attractive, but not all people are born with it. The gums appear dark in shades of brown or black in some people, due to different reasons. The most common cause is genetic and it has been found that dark gums are common among people of certain ethnic groups. The gums might also turn dark due to other reasons such as exposure to irritants like cigarette smoke or certain type of medications.
However, dark gums are not an indication of any disease or dysfunction. If you have dark gums and desire to have pink gums for a better look, Laser Gum Bleaching is your answer. Laser Gum Bleaching lightens the gum and gives it a pink look.
However, the Laser Gum Bleaching procedure removes the top dark layer of the gum tissue and destroys the melanin producing cells. The new layer of tissue that grows back in the aftermath of the Laser Gum Bleaching procedure will be lighter with a pink tone – with practically nil or very little pigmentation.
Laser Gum Bleaching is very effective when the dark patches on the gum are caused by melanin making cells. This is the most common cause of dark gums. Other possibilities for gum staining (or darkening) can be amalgam tattooing, diseased gums, or when the root of a tooth becomes discoloured. Not all types of darkness of the gums are suitable for Laser Gum Bleaching.
Laser Gum Bleaching may not be effective in the following cases:
1– Laser Gum Bleaching is not suitable in cases when the darkness of the gums is the result of gum disease.
2– It is not suitable for people who have thin gums with the root of the teeth very close to the surface. In these cases treatment can cause sensitivity.
3– Laser Gum Bleaching is not suitable in cases when the dark colour (of the gums) is the result of dark roots or implants showing through the gum.
4– It is not suitable for people under medication to thin their blood..
If you are interested in the procedure, we suggest that you visit our clinic located in the heart of London and have a free consultation. Our clinician will assess your case and find out if you are suitable for Laser Gum Bleaching.
Laser Gum Bleaching can be very effective and usually the procedure is completed in one visit, especially in cases where the melanin producing cells are close to the surface of the gum. If they are embedded deeper into the gum, then some areas may need a top-up. In our clinic we offer one top up appointment for free in your review appointment which will be scheduled 2-3 weeks after the initial treatment.
The effect tends to last for a long time, although many factors can affect it. Usually the result can last up to 20 years or longer.
Laser Gum Bleaching is not a painful procedure. During the treatment, the laser is used to treat only the superficial layer of the gum and some minor sensation can be felt, which in most cases can be managed with local anaesthesia.
It depends on the size of the area on the gums that needs to be treated. The larger the size, the longer it takes, but usually the Laser Gum Bleaching procedure takes around 20-60 minutes to complete.
The healing process after the Laser Gum Bleaching procedure is fast, although it varies from person to person. To ensure good healing, preparations like scaling and polishing of the teeth are done at the hygiene appointment before the procedure is carried out. Post-treatment it is better to avoid smoking and take proper oral care to aid the healing process.
Laser gum bleaching, a fast & safe way to remove pigments
Treatment cost starts from £200
£499 for one jaw
£699 for both jaws
Can have one free top up appointment
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