Gum depigmentation is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin.
While the normal color of gingival (gum) tissue is pink, excess deposits of melanin can create the appearance of brown or black spots or patches on the gums. Known as melanin hyper-pigmentation, “dark gums” can affect individuals with cultural factors and pigmentation imbalances, and can range from covering small spots on the gums to nearly the entire area. While harmless, many people find these spots aesthetically undesirable.
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