Although dark gums may be healthy, some patients find them unattractive and seek measures to lighten them. This procedure goes under several names including dark gum treatment, gum bleaching, gum depigmentation and other variations on the name. The gum bleaching treatment is considered aesthetic because the patients who have the dark gums treatment elect to have the procedure done to improve the appearance of their smiles.
How does it work?
The most modern approach to gum bleaching involves the use of a dental laser to remove the dark pigmentation on the gums. Although some dentists who perform this procedure may use surgical procedures, at PHI Clinic, we utilize the Laser method. This laser is minimally invasive, avoids the stress of needles, and allows patients to receive the dark gums treatment painlessly and safely to remove discoloration on their gums. This soft tissue laser is also used to treat gum disease amongst various other applications.