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A Pink Smile: Depigmentation Using Diode Laser and Surgical Scalpel

Shiny Inasu, Biju Thomas

Keywords : Depigmentation, Healing, Laser, Periodontist, Smile, Surgery

Citation Information : Inasu S, Thomas B. A Pink Smile: Depigmentation Using Diode Laser and Surgical Scalpel. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2021; 10 (1):41-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1224

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


A smile can bring happiness into one's life and also create positivity in the surrounding environment. Black or brown gums is a very common problem among all races of men and women that one complains to a periodontist. This dark color appearance of gums is due to hyperactivity of melanin cells found in the gingival tissue. Different procedures are in practice for gingival depigmentation such as scalpel gingivectomy, cryosurgery, laser with different wavelength, chemicals, electrosurgery, bur abrasion, etc. In this case report, depigmentation procedure is being carried out using surgical scalpel and diode laser and to find out which technique is effective and provide less postoperative discomfort.

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