If your gums are discolored due to excessive smoking or drinking coffee, it can look unsightly and detract from your smile. That's where laser gum bleaching comes in! Let's explore the process of laser gum bleaching and what you should expect after the treatment.
What Is Gingival Hyperpigmentation?
Gingival hyperpigmentation is when the gums become darker in color. This can be caused by many things, including smoking, genetic predisposition, certain medications, and gum disease. Laser gum bleaching is a procedure that can help to lighten the gums and improve their appearance.
Gum bleaching, also known as gum depigmentation, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that removes dark patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin. At our dental office, we use a laser to reduce the prominence of dark spots on the gums without requiring invasive periodontal surgery. Laser gum bleaching is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted pigment from the gums without damaging the surrounding tissue, thus improving the appearance of the gums.
Laser gum bleaching is typically performed in one or two sessions, depending on the extent of depigmentation desired. Each session lasts for about 30 minutes. During the procedure, Dr. Roshan will apply a gel to the gums and then direct the laser beam over the gel. The light from the laser will break down the pigment in the gel.
After treatment, the gums may be slightly swollen and tender for a few days. These side effects are typically mild and will resolve on their own within a week or so. There is no downtime associated with laser gum bleaching, and you can expect to see results after just one treatment session.
What Happens During Laser Gum Depigmentation?
When you get laser gum depigmentation, Dr. Roshan or periodontist uses a laser to remove the outer layer of your gums. This process can help improve the look of your teeth and smile. It can also make it easier to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Benefits of Laser Gum Bleaching
Laser gum bleaching is a relatively new cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of your smile. The treatment involves using a laser to remove stained or discolored tissue from your gums, revealing the brighter, whiter teeth underneath.
There are many benefits of laser gum bleaching, including the following:
- Quick and easy treatment - Laser gum bleaching is a quick and easy treatment that can be completed in just one office visit.
- Safe and effective - Laser gum bleaching is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile.
- No pain or discomfort - There is no pain or discomfort associated with laser gum bleaching.
- Affordable - Laser gum bleaching is an affordable option for improving your smile.
To learn more, visit Georgetown Cosmetic Dentistry at 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 328, Washington, DC 20037, or call (202) 785-4141 for the best dental care.