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Dark Gums – Pigmentation Correction with Laser Dentistry

Many patients seek treatment to improve what’s known as “dark gums.” Medically referred to as gingival hyperpigmentation, this condition is very common and results in certain areas of the gums appearing much darker than others. While gingival hyperpigmentation is typically normal and not usually something that should be cause for concern, it can have an effect on an individual’s self-esteem and make one reticent to smile. For many people, it can be very frustrating because their gums may be in excellent health, but the pigmentation may give off an unhealthy appearance. Thankfully, advanced laser dentistry techniques from The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can reduce signs of dark spots on the gums and give them a more uniform, healthy look.

Dark spots on the gums are often a product of pigmentation build-up. They can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, smoking, certain types of medication, and other issues. Gum depigmentation treatment with laser techniques offers a quick, virtually painless way to minimize the appearance of dark spots on the gums. Using laser energy, Dr. Robert Rioseco can precisely target the areas of concern without the need for invasive surgery or bleaching agents. Laser techniques also allow for a reduced treatment time as well as a diminished recovery period. In fact, many patients are able to resume normal activities shortly after the procedure. With laser gum depigmentation, you can significantly reduce signs of dark spots and feel more confident when you smile!

Although dark spots on the gums are often harmless, it’s important to note that any irregularities in the mouth should be examined to make sure they do not signify gum disease or another serious condition. Remember, regular check-ups can help you maintain optimal oral health as well as beautiful, refreshed teeth and gums. Please contact Dr. Rioseco for more information, or to schedule an appointment.