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International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2021, Vol. 7 Issue 3, Part B

Gingival depigmentation: A therapeutic modality for pink esthetics: A case series

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Surbhi Kapoor, Dr. Vandana, Dr. Supreet Kaur, Dr. Pallavi Prashar, Dr. Aradhana Sharma and Dr. Karandeep Kaur
ABSTRACT:Hyperpigmentation is a condition where melanin is present in excess quantity which can cause significant esthetic problems. Pigmentation of gingiva is considered to be unaesthetic by patients, and it may have a psychological impact on them. This impact is aggravated in patients with “gummy smile” or excessive gingival display while smiling (high smile line). Variety of treatment modalities have been promulgated for depigmentation of gingival such as scraping, bur abrasion, partial thickness flap, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, and laser. In the present case series, techniques such as scalpel and diode laser have been tried for treatment of hyperpigmentation, which are simple, effective, and yielded good results, along with good patient satisfaction.
Pages: 109-114  |  115 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Surbhi Kapoor, Dr. Vandana, Dr. Supreet Kaur, Dr. Pallavi Prashar, Dr. Aradhana Sharma, Dr. Karandeep Kaur. Gingival depigmentation: A therapeutic modality for pink esthetics: A case series. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(3):109-114. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i3b.1289
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