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Laser Gum Depigmentation (Gum Bleaching)

  • Here in Maida Smiles we use a diode laser superficially to remove the gingival layer where the melanocytes are which release the pigmentation noted in the gums.
  • This is normally influenced by genetics, race, hormonal changes, medications, smoking and other environmental factors.
  • It is a real aesthetic concern for many patients, particularly when it is found at the front of the smile.
  • Many can have spots of pigmentation or others are more generalised.
  • The procedure is painless, requiring topical anaesthetic and/or infiltrating injectable anaesthesia to maximise the pain relief during procedure. The laser allows for a bloodless finish, although the tissue does look ‘raw’ at the end of the session. Before and after photos are always taken and once again on a follow up 2-4 weeks later.
  • Most patients will require a top up session to ensure any remaining spots that may be deeper set and darker pigment, which can be done on the follow up review. Expected full healing can take up to 12 weeks in total but most of the main healing and gum colour is very noticeable even 1 week post-procedure.
  • Gum bleaching (depigmentation) is not permanent and may require further treatment later on to maintain the desired effect. Costs for a review will be given on a treatment plan at your first consultation.
  • Having your gums depigmented with a laser is the most recent and predictable treatment option. This restores a patient’s confidence to smile, enhances other recent dental treatment outcomes such as straightening, whitening, or even restorative such as new crowns and veneers.
  • Call us at 020 3583 9809 or visit our website at to book your initial consultation and find out whether this is the right treatment for you.

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