Gum depigmentation (aka gum bleaching) is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin.
The normal color of the gum tissue (gingiva) is pink, but excess deposits of melanin (melanin gingival hyperpigmentation) can create what seem to be black spots or patches on the gums, creating an aesthetic or cosmetic problem. Discolouration may also be caused by long term use of certain medications.
Dr. Sarmiento uses dental lasers to remove pigmented ares from the gums. For any questions or concerns regarding if this treatment is right for you, please contact our office to schedule you a consultation.