Discolored or dark gums are a common problem for many Americans. You may be more likely to have dark gums if you have a genetic link to Africa, the Middle East or parts of Asia. However, discolored gums can happen to anyone. You may be more likely to develop discolored or stained gums if you have metal restorations, if you use certain medications, if you have a systemic health problem or if you smoke. Gums can also become stained by some of the same foods and drinks that stain teeth.
Our dentist offers a patented discolored gums treatment that can quickly and effectively lighten your gums permanently. You may be a candidate for this treatment if you have healthy teeth and gums, and if you want a permanent solution. We use a special combination of procedures that will transform the look of your gums and remove the discolored tissue.
A numbing agent may first be used to ensure your comfort. Once your gums are numb, a topical lightening agent will be applied to the stained tissues. Some patients may benefit from an additional dermabrasion procedure or minor surgical techniques to completely eliminate the discolorations. After your treatment is finished, you can go back to your normal diet and lifestyle habits. Most patients recover quickly, and no complications have been associated with this technique. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team.