Some people have excessive melanin pigmentation in their gum tissue which darkens their gums, or creates brown spots on all or some of the gum area. While smoking and certain medications can sometimes cause this effect, it’s often simply a genetic trait. This condition, known as physiologic pigmentation, is perfectly harmless, but nonetheless deemed unattractive by some. You may feel that this is a noticeable aspect of your smile that you would like to see improved.
While this (again, harmless) condition used to be considered untreatable, today we can brighten your gums easily with the use of our MVP-7 PerioLase®, the same laser we use to treat periodontal disease. In just one visit, we’ll pinpoint the precise spots you want treated and remove excess melanin deposits that cause the dark appearance.
No matter how extensive the pigmentation, your gums can be safely, permanently and comfortably lightened. Interested in learning more? Arrange for a consultation to see how we can showcase your teeth with this very safe and effective, esthetic procedure.