A beautiful smile definitely increases the self-confidence of the individual. The harmony of the smile can be attributed to the shape, colour and position of the teeth along with the gingival tissue.
Gum health and appearance are essential ingredients for an attractive smile, and removal of unsightly pigmented gingiva comes from the need for a pleasant and confident smile. The pigment called “melanin”, which determines the colour of human skin, plays a role in the formation of the colour of the gums.
Healthy gum colour is often described as “pale pink”. Gingival pigmentation is commonly seen as a deep purplish discoloration or as irregularly shaped brown, light brown, or black spots, cracks, or filaments. This is especially common in dark-skinned or smokers.
We want you to know that medicine is not helpless in this situation either. It is possible to correct your gum colour.
Scalpels can be used in gingival discoloration, as well as using laser devices under local anaesthesia. However, laser therapy has distinct advantages. Less anaesthesia is used during the application, and there are fewer complaints of pain and swelling after the procedure. After the procedure is applied, a dark red colour occurs on the gums, then these red areas are covered with a white layer, this white layer is the healing band. After about 1 week, the gingiva regains its healthy and normal colour. However, the discoloured tissues removed in smokers may recur depending on the amount of cigarettes used.