Just as people have different skin tones, they also have different shades of gums. Usually, the darkening of the gums is caused by an irritant and is not the person’s natural gum colour.
The most common cause of dark pigments in the gums is genetic. Excess melanin accumulates in the gums, resulting in brown or black spots instead of pink. Melanin is the pigment responsible for skin colour.
This colouration, which is seen after birth, especially in women of white race, is congenital in people of African and Middle Eastern origin. Smoking causes an increase in this colouration. Black discolouration of the gums is also seen as a side effect of some medications.
How Is Gum Whitening Performed?
A peeling process is performed on the gums using a dental laser. After this peeling process, the melanin pigment is removed by peeling the gum. During the healing period, our patients may have minor discomfort. Ozone therapy is performed to minimise these discomforts.
How Long is the Life of Gum Peeling Treatment?
Our patient who has undergone gum whitening procedure can protect it for a minimum of 20 years or lifetime. Smoking and hormonal conditions of our patients can shorten this situation.
How Long Does Gum Peeling Treatment Take?
The procedure is performed between 20 and 45 minutes including anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia applied during the procedure will be sufficient.
What to Do If Bruising Still Appears After Gingival Healing?
Sometimes there may be overlooked points and bruises may still be seen on the gums after healing, then the pigmentation is completely eliminated with a small touch-up.
Can I Smoke?
You must stop smoking for at least seven days during and after the procedure. Since smoking will disrupt the healing of the wound site, the pigmentation process will be both unsuccessful and painful and painful.
How many sessions are needed for the procedure?
A single session is sufficient for the procedure. After the procedure, ozone therapy is performed to accelerate wound healing. A second session of ozone therapy is recommended the next day to accelerate complete wound healing.
What can be done to help healing?
Generally, gargling with salt water will be sufficient. In addition, tooth brushing should not be neglected during this period. Brushing your teeth with a soft brush accelerates wound healing. At the same time, if you apply a piece of olive oil to the gum peeled area in the evening, you will contribute to wound healing. This both provides a natural healing and prevents the area from drying out while sleeping at night. Consumption of antioxidant teas such as sage tea and green tea during this period also accelerates your wound healing.