Dark Gums Before and After
Gums are normally a healthy pink color, but some people may have dark gums. Dark gums have a higher concentration of melanin, which can result in spots, black patches or a widespread blue-black coloration. This is generally a cosmetic issue, but it can affect your self-confidence and smile satisfaction. Even if your teeth are healthy, strong and bright, you may still feel that your gums are detracting from their appearance. Dark gums before and after pictures can help you see some of the transformations we have performed on smiles that are much like your own.
The treatment we use can vary based on the degree, location and extent of discoloration. Patients can explore the dark gums before and after pictures to see typical results and what they may be able to expect from their own treatments. Dr. Farnoosh can help you determine which procedure will help you achieve the results you want. He has created a highly effective treatment for dark gums that eliminates the abnormal pigment and gives you the even, healthy pink gums you want.
Dr. Farnoosh has pioneered this dark gum treatment and used it successfully for more than two decades. He uses a topical anesthetic to ensure comfort, and some patients may benefit from an additional local anesthetic. The entire procedure can take as little as 45 minutes and usually does not last more than an hour. Once the discolorations have been bleached away, Dr. Farnoosh will use a gentle dermabrasion procedure to complete the treatment. Results are permanent, which means that you can enjoy your new smile for a lifetime.
There is little to no downtime after the gum lightening procedure. You can eat, drink, talk and perform other necessary daily activities. If you smoke, you may need to quit until your gums heal completely. Results are immediate and often dramatic, as you can see from our dark gums before and after photos.
If you are unhappy with the way your dark gums look, we can help. Contact us today to see more dark gums before and after pictures or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Farnoosh.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist admired Dr. Farnoosh for the treatment she received