Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Series Volume 4 Issue 7

An Overview on Gingival Depigmentation Procedures : Case Series and Follow up

Tanusha Sharma1*, Charu Agrawal2 and Mishal Shah3

1Consultant Periodontist, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2Professor, Department of Periodontology, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Gujarat, India
3Consultant Periodontist, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Tanusha Sharma, Consultant Periodontist, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Received: May 19, 2020; Published: June 12, 2020



 The gingival complex plays an important role in the overall esthetics of a smile . Melanin, which is a brown pigment, is the most common natural pigment that contributes to endogenous pigmentation of the gingiva. For depigmentation of gingiva many treatment modalities have been reported like Scraping, Bur Abrasion, Partial Thickness Flap, Cryotherapy, Electrosurgery and Laser. The present article describes five cases of gingival melanin hyperpigmentation - Scraping, Bur Abrasion, Partial Thickness Flap, Electrocautery and Laser Technique. The purpose of the article is to discuss and compare the different techniques employed for depigmentation.

Keywords: Melanin; Depigmentation; Scraping; Bur Abrasion; Partial Thickness Flap; Electrocautery; Laser



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