Prebha Manickam*, Shivanand Aspalli, Shirin A Mulla and Parimala Djeapragassam
Penang International Dental College, Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Prebha Manickam, Penang International Dental College, Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.
Received: January 23, 2020; Published: February 13, 2020
Health and appearance of gingiva is an essential part of esthetic smile. The importance of achieving harmony between zeniths of free gingival margin and drape of upper lip is often less stressed in the global community. Gingival hyperpigmentation poses itself as an esthetic problem with patients complaining about their black gums. Esthetic gingival depigmentation procedures can be performed in such patients with excellent results. Limited awareness, less motivation and higher cost makes it a difficult treatment for the common man. Among the various techniques available for depigmentation, few have shown better results in terms of cost, patient satisfaction and the recurrence rates. This case series presents a split mouth de-epithelization procedure using scalpel and electrocautery and gives an insight on these treatment modalities, thus making it a beneficial approach for desired individuals.
Keywords: Gingiva; Melanin; Pigmentation; Depigmentation; Electrosurgery
Citation: Prebha Manickam., et al. “The Reconstruction of Pink Esthetics Through Gingival Depigmentation- A Case Series”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.3 (2020): 01-05.
Copyright: © 2020 Prebha Manickam., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.