Pigmented Gum (Black Gum)
Dental & Beauty Center is offering an effective and safe treatment for altering melanin pigmentation in the gingival (gum) tissue, producing the desired look of pink gums. The doctors are helping patients overcome feeling self-conscious about their smiles, and instead have healthy-looking pink gums.
Gum pigmentation is a common condition among people with dark complexion that may have a buildup of melanine in their gum tissue. Certain medications may cause gum discoloration to develop over time.
Melanin, carotene and hemoglobin are the common pigments that contribute to the coloration of gum tissue. Imbalances of these pigmentation components cause the variations in cosmetic appearance. The condition is known as dark or black gums.
Because the amount of pigment saturation and location of gum discoloration varies on an individual patient basis, the doctors at the center carefully customizes each patientís treatment.
The treatment is virtually painless, and patients may only need the aid of topical anesthetic. The procedure is considered permanent , using Co2 Fractional Laser technology.