Sometimes, the hyperpigmented colour of gums can make the smile less appealing. In such
situations, depigmentation of gums can be done to bring about pink bright gums.
Usually, hyperpigmentation occurs due to excess melanin pigmentation (which is
physiologic) or sometimes due to some medical conditions (this is pathologic). Hence, a
thorough medical history is necessary. For healthy gums, with thick gingival biotype,
depigmentation can be performed, especially in anterior aesthetic zone.
Surgical and lasers are the two techniques done frequently in Dept of Periodontics, SSCDS
Dental Clinics, at minimal costs starting from Rs. 1000- 1500 per arch.