Permanent Gum Lightening
Dark gums are common, but they can detract from the appearance of an otherwise healthy, attractive smile. If you have dark gums and are unhappy with their appearance, we offer permanent gum lightening procedures that can transform the way you feel about your smile. Dr. Alex Farnoosh has pioneered this revolutionary treatment method that can lighten spots, streaks or widespread discolorations on your gums.
The gum lightening procedure is fast and easy. After a consultation with Dr. Farnoosh, who can help you explore all your options and determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, your gums will be prepared. A topical or local anesthetic may be used to ensure your comfort at each stage of the process. Dr. Farnoosh will apply a medication to your gums, which helps lighten them and prepare them for the next step. A dermabrasion procedure is then performed. This special combination of procedures allows for dramatic and permanent gum lightening results.
Discolorations can develop as a result of smoking, metal restorations or certain medications. They can also be intrinsic and tend to be more common in people with certain ethnic backgrounds. Regardless of the cause of your gum discolorations, we have a solution that can help. Dr. Farnoosh may recommend additional procedures or a minor surgical procedure at the time of your gum lightening procedure to ensure the best possible results. Some patients may not be candidates for permanent gum lightening. Those with active or untreated gum disease, those with lichens planus or those with thin gum tissue may need to consider other treatment options.
Patients are unlikely to experience any complications from permanent gum lightening, and most feel no discomfort or irritation. Some patients with naturally sensitive gums may feel more sensitive for a few days after undergoing our gum lightening procedure. However, most people will be able to eat, drink, brush and floss as usual. In fact, good dental hygiene can help promote healing and keep your gums and teeth healthy. Contact our office today to learn more about available gum lightning procedures or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Farnoosh.