Gum Depigmentation Treatment
When you picture a stunning, healthy smile, the first thing that comes to mind is shiny, white teeth. But healthy gums are also essential, if not the most crucial, part of a beautiful, healthy smile. A healthy smile consists of gum tissue that is naturally pink in color that fits tightly around the teeth without periodontal pockets. In addition, a healthy smile does not cover the teeth with excessive gum tissue creating what is known as a gummy smile and has not deteriorated, often due to periodontal disease, meaning the gums have not worn away as is the case with gum recession. Schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Felicia Mata-Stein, to determine if gum depigmentation treatment is the best treatment for your smile.
Causes of Discolored Gums
Discolored gums result from hyperpigmentation, a condition in which an overabundance of melanin is present in the gingival tissue. Melanin is the chemical that creates skin tone. The more melanin in your skin, the darker the skin will be.
The causes of hyperpigmentation in the gingival tissue can vary widely, but the following are the most common:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Certain medications
- Endocrine disorders
Hyperpigmentation can occur in people of all races and ethnicities. Still, it is more common in those with darker skin tones, as melanin is more present in their bodies. As a result, dark or discolored gums are most frequently found in those of Asian, Mediterranean, African, or Middle Eastern descent.
Candidates for Gum Depigmentation
Suppose you have dark or discolored gums that make you feel self-conscious or unattractive, and you think a gum bleaching treatment could improve your quality of life. In that case, you’re most likely a good candidate for the procedure.
However, you must practice good oral hygiene and have healthy gums to receive treatment. If you suffer from gum disease that is advanced enough, you will have to have it treated before Dr. Mata-Stein proceeds with your gum bleaching procedure.
Schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mata-Stein to determine whether you’d make a good candidate for gum bleaching. First, she will assess your discolored gums and determine the cause. From there, your dentist, Dr. Mata-Stein, can suggest gum bleaching or an alternative restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Benefits of Gum Depigmentation
If you’re unsure whether gum bleaching is for you, then look at some of the many benefits this amazing treatment offers.
It Can Make Your Smile More Attractive – Hyperpigmentation is not considered dangerous in and of itself, but it is considered unattractive to many. In addition, hyperpigmentation can damage the self-esteem of anyone with this condition. Gum bleaching treatment can give you healthy-looking gums that will make your smile shine brighter than ever before!
Improve Self-Confidence – The most significant benefit of this treatment is that you can regain your self-esteem and feel attractive and confident. It’s not easy to feel good about yourself if you’re always reluctant to smile. With over 25 years of experience, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Felicia Mata-Stein treats patients with gum bleaching in Kenosha and at her office in Loop, Chicago to give them a smile to be proud of.
Simple, Effective Procedure – While some other cosmetic dentistry treatments may take longer and require more surgery, gum bleaching is a fast, non-invasive treatment from which you will be reaping the benefits for a lifetime.
Little to No Discomforts – Many fear the dentist and have difficulty committing to procedures that may cause significant discomfort. However, gum bleaching will cause little to no discomfort at all.
You’ll have a numbing agent applied during the procedure. Then, following the treatment, you can go about your business immediately. Suppose you have dental anxiety and are looking for a smile-enhancing method that won’t cause you much pain if any at all. In that case, our dentist, Dr. Felicia S. Mata-Stein’s gum bleaching procedure is the treatment for you.
Schedule A Gum Depigmentation Appointment Today!
Contact our cosmetic dentist at (262) 612-3807 to schedule a gum bleaching treatment at Denthetics, LLC. With over 25 years of experience, our dentist treats patients for gum depigmentation from Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Somers, Sturtevant, and many surrounding areas. We also have a dental practice in Loop, Chicago and our accepting new patients in need of a dentist.