One of the most important things when you want to have a clean, beautiful smile is definitely your gum health. A lot of people overlook this important aspect, even though they shouldn’t.
Melanocytes are cells which reside in the basal layer of the gingival epithelium. These cells produce melanin, which are pigments that cause discoloration or dark spots in gums. A dental laser can target and ablate the melanocytes, thus reducing the production of melanin in the gingival tissue. Following laser depigmentation, the gingiva heals by secondary intention. This results in a lighter and more uniform color of the gums.
At Levantine we are using EPIC™ which is the latest diode laser innovation from Biolase to treat your gum to become healthier and to turn it’s color to brighter pink with the least pain and the least discomfort.
Results will vary from every person depending on his/her gum condition, however the result could last for 3 to 4 years.
Yes, few drops of local anaesthetic solution is required before starting the procedure.
One week after the procuder, patient is advised to avoid citrus fruits and food contains spices.
It takes 20 to 45 minutes depending on gum thickness, texture and darkness.
We urge all smokers to quit smoking totally after the depigmentation as smoking is one of the reasons for pigmentation. It’s strongly recommended to quit smoking for no less than 7 days after the procedure.
Feel free to schedule an initial consultation with our dentists so we can assess your condition and find out if this treatment is the best choice for you. We will sit down with you and share more information on all the processes involved in the treatment, including other details such as number of visits, price, and duration of the treatment. Give our team a call today so we can set an appointment for you.