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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 4, Part C

Comparative evaluation of patient response and appearance after being treated for gingival hyperpigmentation with various surgical techniques involving the use of diamond bur, scalpel, laser and, electrocautery technique: A case series

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ashwini Lambole- Kajve and Dr. Purushottam Rakhewar
ABSTRACT:The gingival colour is important in facial beauty of individual. Excessive melanin deposition is ultimate cause of ginigival hyperpigmentation. The degree of pigmentation varies from person to person and is determined by variety of factors, particularly melanoblastic activity. Gingival depigmentation is an periodontal plastic procedure in which hyperpigmented gingiva can be removed by various techniques. The technique selection should primarily be based on clinical experience and individual preferences, with primary indication of demand for improved esthetics. Each technique has its own advantages and disadvantages. Re-pigmentation after gingival depigmentation is important point of which clinicians should be aware. The present case series describes four treatment modalities and their outcomes in patients.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ashwini Lambole- Kajve, Dr. Purushottam Rakhewar. Comparative evaluation of patient response and appearance after being treated for gingival hyperpigmentation with various surgical techniques involving the use of diamond bur, scalpel, laser and, electrocautery technique: A case series. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(4):158-162. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i4c.1639
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