How can I treat dark gums at home?

Home remedies might not work for everyone, and they are not scientifically prover. However, there is no harm in trying. So, a few of the home remedies you can try are –
  • Eucalyptus oil: This has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Few people believe that the application of this oil on the gums can reduce the gums' pigmentation.
  • Clove: Clove also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Massaging the leaf of the clove on the gums has been proposed to reduce the pigmentation.
  • Sesame oil: Sesame oil can stop accumulating plaque and tartar and draw out the toxins. It has been rumored that swishing a little sesame oil in the mouth after brushing can be beneficial.

How long would it take to depigment gum with the laser?

It varies from patient to patient because the extent of discoloration might be different from individual to individual.

Why get dark gums treated at Advanced Dental Implants & TMJ Center?

We at Advanced Dental & TMJ Center thrive for providing world-class care to our patients. We make sure that all our patients are comfortable and satisfied with their treatment. Dr. Adatrow is passionate about providing personalized care. He spends time with the patients, understands his patient's condition, and recommends the best possible treatment. He has intensively trained in the University of Tennessee and Indiana University hospitals to treat gum diseases, place implants, and administer sedation to his patients. He is the only practicing board-certified periodontist and prosthodontist in the southern United States. He has experience of more than 17 years.
Dark Gums Treatment

Can I have Laser gum depigmentation for a spot or section of discolored gum?

Yes, you can! We can treat any place and/or region that needs to be lightened in Advanced Dental Implants and TMJ Center. The patient doesn't have to focus on any area he/she doesn't need. However, it is always better to let the professionals decide the best treatment for you.

How painful is gum depigmentation?

Dr. Adatrow will give local anesthesia to keep you from experiencing any pain. However, after the anesthetic wears off, you might experience some pain or discomfort, which can be managed by taking over the counter analgesics or painkillers.

How is laser gum depigmentation performed?

Gum depigmentation is a straightforward, easy, and painless treatment. The laser detects the dark pigment and extracts the gum's dark layer from the gum's surface up to the desired hue. The depigmentation of gum may be achieved on a small spot or a whole gum surface. This treatment leaves our patients with luminous gums and a bright smile, requiring little-to-no recovery.

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