If that’s you or someone you know, there is a promising treatment that has been successful for many looking for gum depigmentation in Boston! Boston is fortunate enough to have one of the most respected groups of dentists in the country. Gum depigmentation treatments, or as it’s more commonly known, gum bleaching, is one of the many procedures and treatments available at Dental Partners of Boston. This cosmetic dentistry procedure aims to remove or at least lighten, darkened or black spots and patches.
The condition called gingival hyperpigmentation or “dark gums” is caused by melanin in the surface of the gum tissue. To better understand how to treat and avoid gum depigmentation, let’s take a closer look at what causes it in the first place.
Inconsistent Dental Hygiene: There are a lot of reasons why many of us do not adequately care for our mouths, however, regardless of those reasons, our gums may show the signs of that lack of care. Mistreated gums can become infected and turn red, inflamed, or permanently discolored.
Medications: There are some medications on the market that unfortunately alter and darken the gums and other tissues in your mouth. While the gum depigmentation procedure will likely significantly improve the discoloration already done, it may have to be repeated if the medication continues to be used.
Personal Habits: Some people with moderate to heavy use of chewing tobacco or cigarettes may experience several uncomfortable oral side effects including infections, disease, and discoloration. We aren’t here to judge; we’re here to help you feel healthier and happier. Gum bleaching can be very effective in treating this discoloration but for best long-term results its recommended that you significantly reduce or eliminate smoking or chewing tobacco from your lifestyle.
Ethnicity: Some of the most common cases we see at Dental Partners of Boston is gum depigmentation in people of darker skin color. High concentrations of melanin in the skin and soft tissues can cause your gums to look dark or discolored or like you may not care for them well enough.
Gum bleaching is a simple yet gentle and highly effective procedure. It is possible to remove or even out coloration in a single visit! If you think you might benefit from this cosmetic procedure, we would love to talk to you to see how we can add a little confidence to your smile! Call us to schedule an appointment or to have any of your questions or concerns addressed. We look forward to hearing from you!