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Esthetic crown lengthening with depigmentation using an 810 nm GaAlAs diode laser.

Agrawal AA - Indian J Dent (2014)

Bottom Line: Hyperpigmentation of gingiva becomes more pronounced if it is associated with "gummy smile." Correction of gummy smile and depigmentation together are key to complete patient satisfaction.An 810 nm (1.5 W, pulsed) GaAlAs diode laser was used to achieve the desired results in a 22-year-old female patient.The 6-month follow-up results showed excellent color and contour of the gingiva.

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Affiliation: Department of Periodontics, MGV's KBH Dental College and Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Hyperpigmentation of gingiva becomes more pronounced if it is associated with "gummy smile." Correction of gummy smile and depigmentation together are key to complete patient satisfaction. An 810 nm (1.5 W, pulsed) GaAlAs diode laser was used to achieve the desired results in a 22-year-old female patient. The 6-month follow-up results showed excellent color and contour of the gingiva. Mere depigmentation without correcting gummy smile may look cosmetically good but esthetically unacceptable. Diode laser was used as it is known to be an excellent tool as compared with other conventional surgical procedures in terms of patient and operator comfort.

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Intraoral view of gummy smile with hyper melanin pigmentation of the gingiva
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Figure 2: Intraoral view of gummy smile with hyper melanin pigmentation of the gingiva

Mentions: A 22-year-old female patient was referred with a complaint of gummy smile and hyperpigmented gingiva [Figure 1]. On examination, pseudopockets (approximately 2–3 mm) were detected in the maxillary and mandibular anteriors along with generalized excessive amount of melanin pigmentation on the gingiva [Figure 2]. The patient was explained about the treatment options and informed that, after depigmentation, melanin pigmentation tends to recur and, as gingivectomy is also performed simultaneously, the overall appearance would be worth doing it.


Esthetic crown lengthening with depigmentation using an 810 nm GaAlAs diode laser.

Agrawal AA - Indian J Dent (2014)

Intraoral view of gummy smile with hyper melanin pigmentation of the gingiva
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4260390&req=5

Figure 2: Intraoral view of gummy smile with hyper melanin pigmentation of the gingiva
Mentions: A 22-year-old female patient was referred with a complaint of gummy smile and hyperpigmented gingiva [Figure 1]. On examination, pseudopockets (approximately 2–3 mm) were detected in the maxillary and mandibular anteriors along with generalized excessive amount of melanin pigmentation on the gingiva [Figure 2]. The patient was explained about the treatment options and informed that, after depigmentation, melanin pigmentation tends to recur and, as gingivectomy is also performed simultaneously, the overall appearance would be worth doing it.

Bottom Line: Hyperpigmentation of gingiva becomes more pronounced if it is associated with "gummy smile." Correction of gummy smile and depigmentation together are key to complete patient satisfaction.An 810 nm (1.5 W, pulsed) GaAlAs diode laser was used to achieve the desired results in a 22-year-old female patient.The 6-month follow-up results showed excellent color and contour of the gingiva.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Periodontics, MGV's KBH Dental College and Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Hyperpigmentation of gingiva becomes more pronounced if it is associated with "gummy smile." Correction of gummy smile and depigmentation together are key to complete patient satisfaction. An 810 nm (1.5 W, pulsed) GaAlAs diode laser was used to achieve the desired results in a 22-year-old female patient. The 6-month follow-up results showed excellent color and contour of the gingiva. Mere depigmentation without correcting gummy smile may look cosmetically good but esthetically unacceptable. Diode laser was used as it is known to be an excellent tool as compared with other conventional surgical procedures in terms of patient and operator comfort.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus