black gums

What Can Cause Black Gums?

In the past, you were always the first one ready to smile for the camera and get your picture taken. Recently, however, your approach to picture-taking has changed drastically. You now hide from the cameras and spurn every opportunity to get your picture taken. What has changed? The way that you see your smile and gums has made a big difference to you. You see that your gums have a dark pigment to them all the time now and you are growing concerned. Not only do you smile much less and feel self-conscious but you also worry about your dental health. You may wonder just what can cause black gums to occur and what you can do about it.

Different Causes of the Problem

A darker pigment to your gum tissue can happen for several reasons. Many people that experience gums like this have the darker color because of genetics. Gum color is hereditary and certain ethnic backgrounds are more prone to darker gum colors. You may also have darker gums because of medication that you have recently started taking. Several prescription medications have dark gums as a potential side effect of taking the medicine. In certain cases, drastic cases of gingivitis or periodontal disease can be the cause of darker gums. To determine what the true cause may be for you, it is best for you to see a qualified periodontist for an evaluation.

What You Can Do

Once your periodontist helps you determine the cause of your black gums, you can then move forward to address the problem properly. There are different treatments available for dark gums, and you want to find the one that gives you the best chance at permanent success. Some of the treatments have varied results and can be painful for you, but the treatment we offer at the office of Dr. Alex Farnoosh is a revolutionary gum lightening and dermabrasion technique that offers effective, pain-free, permanent results.

Where to Go for Help

If you want the best answers regarding black gums and how to deal with them, you need to contact us at the office of Dr. Alex Farnoosh. You can learn more about Dr. Farnoosh, his experience, and the innovative treatments he offers when you visit our website at www.dark-gums.com. You may also call the office directly at 310-657-0503 to arrange an appointment for a consultation so you can see how our treatment can change your life and have you smiling proudly again.