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Gingival depigmentation: A split mouth comparative study between scalpel and cryosurgery.

Patil KP, Joshi V, Waghmode V, Kanakdande V - Contemp Clin Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: Gingival hyperpigmentation is a major esthetic concern for many people.Although it is not a medical problem, many people complain of dark gums as unesthetic.Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic surgical procedure, whereby the hyperpigmentation is removed or reduced by various techniques.

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Affiliation: Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India.

ABSTRACT
Gingival hyperpigmentation is a major esthetic concern for many people. Although it is not a medical problem, many people complain of dark gums as unesthetic. Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic surgical procedure, whereby the hyperpigmentation is removed or reduced by various techniques. For depigmentation of gingival, different treatment modalities have been reported, such as scalpel, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, lasers, etc., this article compares the management of three cases with scalpel and cryosurgery and also highlights the relevance of cryosurgery.

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(a) Case III: Preoperative, (b) postoperative 4 weeks follow-up
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Figure 3: (a) Case III: Preoperative, (b) postoperative 4 weeks follow-up

Mentions: A 21-year-old female had a chief complaint of black gingiva [Figure 3a]. The procedures were performed with the same method as in the previous case. The wound healed well after 4 weeks. No pain or bleeding complications were found. The gingiva became pink and healthy within 4 weeks [Figure 3b].


Gingival depigmentation: A split mouth comparative study between scalpel and cryosurgery.

Patil KP, Joshi V, Waghmode V, Kanakdande V - Contemp Clin Dent (2015)

(a) Case III: Preoperative, (b) postoperative 4 weeks follow-up
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Figure 3: (a) Case III: Preoperative, (b) postoperative 4 weeks follow-up
Mentions: A 21-year-old female had a chief complaint of black gingiva [Figure 3a]. The procedures were performed with the same method as in the previous case. The wound healed well after 4 weeks. No pain or bleeding complications were found. The gingiva became pink and healthy within 4 weeks [Figure 3b].

Bottom Line: Gingival hyperpigmentation is a major esthetic concern for many people.Although it is not a medical problem, many people complain of dark gums as unesthetic.Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic surgical procedure, whereby the hyperpigmentation is removed or reduced by various techniques.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India.

ABSTRACT
Gingival hyperpigmentation is a major esthetic concern for many people. Although it is not a medical problem, many people complain of dark gums as unesthetic. Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic surgical procedure, whereby the hyperpigmentation is removed or reduced by various techniques. For depigmentation of gingival, different treatment modalities have been reported, such as scalpel, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, lasers, etc., this article compares the management of three cases with scalpel and cryosurgery and also highlights the relevance of cryosurgery.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus