Can You Get Your Gums Bleached

Gum spots, pigmentation, brown or gray gums, etc., are common complaints among many patients who suffer from the problem of high concentration melanin accumulation on their gums. Today there are many methods for removing stains from the gums. It should be noted that melanin is a natural substance present in the skin of each of us. Melanin is actually a pigment (color) and therefore its concentration in our skin defines our skin color. The more melanin in the skin, the darker a person's skin tone and vice versa. The same goes for the gum area, although when it comes to our mouths, we all prefer an even pinkish tint. Some people have black or dark brown spots on their gums, which do not indicate a problematic medical condition but are still considered a cosmetic defect that tarnishes the smile and self-confidence of the person suffering from this condition.

What causes gum spots or pigmentation?

The most common cause of spots on the gums is none other than genes. It is a genetic problem that is actually considered to be quite common among certain populations, for example those of African descent and eastern tribes.
Sometimes spots appear on the gums even in people who smoke, because the nicotine from cigarettes increases the concentration of melanin in the gums. In addition, the migration of the amalgam filling towards the gums can stain the tissues and look like a kind of unsightly tattoo. This problem also applies to people taking certain types of medication.

How to treat spots on the gums and how to prepare to remove pigmentation spots from the mouth?

Before you approach for treatment to remove pigmentation from the gums, it is extremely important to check the condition of your gums with a dentist and to make sure that you do not suffer from gum disease or cavities. Do not remove gum stains before treating these problems! Of the various methods available today to treat gum stains, the most recommended is the removal of gum pigmentation with a laser. The laser beam removes stains from gum tissue by vaporizing and peeling the top layer of the gums and preventing the re-accumulation of pigment as new tissue is built, removing melanin cells.It is a relatively comfortable and painless treatment, and no long convalescence is necessary.

What can be expected during a gum depigmentation procedure and after?

The removal of pigment from the gums is carried out using local anesthesia of the treated area and after the treatment you may feel some discomfort. Sometimes, to see significant results even with deeper pigment spots, it is necessary to perform the treatment more than once. In the week after the treatment, you should not smoke – otherwise there is a risk that the gums will be stained again.

Who's not allowed to lighten gum stains?

Gum stain removal is not for everyone, regardless of their medical condition, so you should make sure you are not in the risk groups below:

* People taking blood thinners
* People with periodontal disease
* Having thin gum skin or receding gums that expose the roots of the teeth
* Patients whose gums are stained due to underlying diseases

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