Black Gums (How To Get Rid Of Them With Gum Depigmentation)
At our office in Southfield, Michigan we can now treat people that have black gums or dark gums with a procedure called gum depigmentation.
Some people who feel that their gums are dark, or heavily pigmented can treat black gums relatively painlessly. Often times this is caused by genetic predispositions.
Sometimes having pigmented gum tissue can be caused by smoking, medications, melanin in the skin but most frequently we notice it is hereditary.
It is important to note that having black gums is NOT unhealthy and in some cultures is actually seen as a sign of beauty. However, in the United States particularly, having dark gums is seen as unattractive and we offer a cosmetic solution for those who would like get rid of black gums to change their appearance and get pink gums.
We use a type of diamond file to remove the outer layer of the gum tissue that has the pigment in it to reveal the pink and healthy gums underneath.
There is little to no downtime for this relatively minor procedure. People will recover from this procedure extremely quickly. Immediately after the procedure patients can brush, floss, and can eat with little to no discomfort.
If you have any questions about how to get pink gums or would like to schedule an appointment for depigmentation, please visit our website,
or simply call 248-671-6932
We are happy to help you.