Overview of Dental Gum Depigmentation Treatment India

Gum Depigmentation is a quick way to get rid of dark-coloured pigmented gums that hamper your self-esteem. Read more to know the details.

A beautiful smile is not just about pearly-white well-aligned teeth. Healthy pink gums also contribute to our appearance and make a first impression on someone. Although dark and patchy gums do not cause any physical discomfort, they may dampen ones confidence to a significant extent. Nevertheless, advancements in dentistry have provided solutions to nearly everything. Procedures like gum depigmentation help correct or reverse dark-coloured or hyperpigmented gums. If you have hyperpigmented gums and wish to get it treated, you have come to the right place.

Why does Gum Pigmentation Happen?

In order to prevent the occurrence of dark patches on the gums or gingiva, it is important to know the common causes. Some of the most common reasons behind gum pigmentation are

01. Excessive Production of Melanin

Your pink and healthy gums can look discolored because of the deposition of excessive melanin (also found in our hair and eyes). The more melanin you have in your body, the darker will be your skin, hair, or eyes. The increased levels of melanin may be congenital or may be a result of any medical condition. The excessive pigment production (melanin) is not an indication of any disease. However, patients are keen to get treatment for a better appearance to boost their confidence.

02. Smoking

Black or brown spots on your gums may occur because of smoking. The nicotine in tobacco stimulates the melanocyte cells which in turn results in the production of melanin due to which the color of gums, inside of the cheeks or lower lip may change.

03. Medication

Long term use of certain medications may also lead to discoloration of gums.

04. Amalgam Tattoo

Amalgam tattoo looks like a grey, black or blue patch that generally occurs around a tooth restoration. If particles of amalgam (a mixture of metals used to make crowns and fillings) get displaced, they may be seen on the gums. As they will not pose any health issue, no treatment is needed for amalgam tattoos.

05. Addisons Disease

A variety of hormones are secreted by Adrenal glands. This disorder restricts these glands from producing adequate amounts of hormones. You may experience dark gums or lips with the progression of this disease. It is also known as hyperpigmentation. If not treated on time, Addisons disease can lead to adrenal crisis.

06. Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

It is also called trench mouth. It leads to bad-smelling breath, painful gums, or fever. Due to poor oral hygiene, stress, unhealthy diet or lack of sleep, there will be the rapid growth of bacteria in the mouth which results in trench mouth. It also causes deposition of a blackish-grey layer on the gums. Some of the other symptoms include lots of saliva in the mouth, bleeding gums, ulcers etc.

Types of Dental Gum Depigmentation Treatment India

Who needs Gum Depigmentation Treatment?

01. If a person does not have dark-toned skin shade, but has deeply pigmented gingiva.

02. If a person loses his confidence because of pigmentation.

03. Gingival condition is good and uncompromised.

04. No previous treatment has been done on the gums.

05. Adequate gingival thickness.

Gum Depigmentation Procedure

Gum depigmentation procedure varies with the type of technique used. Some of the common techniques are discussed below:

01. Microdermabrasion - Microdermabrasion is an age-old procedure which takes less than an hour. In this process a whitening gel is applied to the gums, as this gel starts to lighten the gingival colour, the dentist uses a polish to buff the gums and removes the remaining melanin.

02. Laser - Laser is one of the most effective and quick ways to cause depigmentation of gums. The topmost cell layer of the gingiva is destroyed using a laser. When the cell layer with excess pigmentation is removed from the area, there will be pink gums left behind. This process may need some local anesthesia to avoid any pain or discomfort. In most of the cases, patients get desired results in just a single session, and no dressing is required.

03. Scalpel - In this method, the underlying connective tissue is also removed along with the topmost layer of gingival epithelium. The denuded connective tissue is allowed to heal by secondary intention. Then, the new epithelium is formed which is devoid of melanin. This surgery causes bleeding and thus, requires dressing for 7-10 days to heal completely.

04. Electrosurgery - It includes repeated application of current to the gums, which is converted to heat energy. This results in tissue destruction. The specialist has to pay extra attention to avoid causing any harm to underlying bone or teeth.


Gum depigmentation is usually not associated with a considerable aftercare. Patients can continue to eat or drink immediately after the procedure. They can also return to work and can drive back themselves. Patients with sensitive gums may experience minor tenderness or discomfort. However, it is very rare and can be treated by medications.

After having gum depigmentation treatment some aftercare instructions must be followed:

01. Practice good oral hygiene.

02. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day with gentle care.

03. Visit your dentists regularly to ensure that you receive regular check-up.

04. Avoid having anything too hot or too cold for a few days after the treatment.

05. Get immediate treatment at the first sign of gum disease.

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Risk or Complications

No health risk is associated with the gum depigmentation procedure. It only provides a beaming smile to the patients. In rare cases, some patients may have itchy gums after the procedure is performed, only for a short period. It is not responsible for any medical concern. It just improves the aesthetics of your smile. With Ortil Healthcare, you have access to some of the best professionals, so that the chances of any possible risk or complication are reduced to minimal.

Symptoms and Risk factors

Success Rate

The success rate of the gum depigmentation procedure is very high and remains around 86-92%. Many patients get beautiful and pink gums as per their expectations. The high success rates are associated with:

01. Desired outcomes

02. Quick results in a single visit

03. Gives a permanent solution as the procedure removes the root-cause that is responsible for the overproduction of melanin.

04. High level of accuracy

05. No stitches

06. Minimal recovery time

You can have a beautiful smile that makes you feel self-assured with minimal pain or discomfort.

Gum Depigmentation Cost

Gum depigmentation cost depends on several factors which include:

01. Size of the treatment area

02. Degree and depth of the discoloration

03. Cause of the discoloration of gums

Depending on the complexity of treatment, the cost varies. One gum depigmentation treatment can last for 20 years or a lifetime. So, there is no need to hide your smile behind your tightly clamped lips.


Gum depigmentation treatment is a permanent way to improve the appearance of your gums without having the need to use any creams or gels. This painless treatment gives you great results for a lifetime. Gum depigmentation procedure gives a beautiful and healthy-looking gums. However, it is of utmost importance to follow instructions given by the expert, such as avoiding smoking even after the treatment is done. This helps in maintaining the long-lasting results.

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Top Hospitals for Gum Depigmentation in India

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Burjeel Medical Hospital City Abu Dhabi,UAE

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Manipal Hospital, Mysore Bengaluru,India

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Manipal Hospital, Pune Pune,India

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Manipal Hospital, Jaipur Jaipur,India

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Top Doctors for Gum Depigmentation in India

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Dr. Anuj Aggarwal

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Dr. Praveen Kumar

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Dr. Anirban Chatterjee

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Gum Depigmentation - Frequently Asked Questions

No dark gums do not signify unhealthy gums. The dark color is just because of the presence of excess melanin pigment.

The exact area of treatment is decided only after a thorough discussion with an expert, based on his/her recommendations as well as an individuals preferences. The treatment plan is decided on the basis of what looks the most pleasing at ones face. For instance, if both your upper and lower jaws are seen while smiling, then the dentist might recommend you getting depigmentation for both the jaws.

You should visit your dentist along with a list of medications. He/she will advise the right thing to do. It is extremely crucial to inform the doctor about your entire medical history.

To maintain healthy and pink looking gums, you must follow Brush and floss daily, use an alcohol-free mouth rinse, use a tongue cleaner to remove food particles and germs.

This treatment is not suitable for Patients with any oral disease, Patients who are taking blood thinners because they may lead to excessive bleeding during the treatment, Patients having dark gums because of a periodontal disease since this is not a surface pigmentation problem, Patients having thin gum tissue.

Gum pigmentation treatment generally treats discoloration of gums from its root cause. Thus, the chances of reoccurrence are minimum.