GUM DE PIGMENTATION

Gums pigmentation occurs as pigments on the gum surface which occurs because of excessive melanin, because of which the normal color of gum ie pink gets discolored in form of brown to black patches which hampers the aesthetics.

These patches are having multifactorial etiology. It can occur because of smoking the commonest reason of melanin pigmentation. Even consumption of drugs for long period of time causes pigmentation of gums.

To overcome this problem various treatment options are available that includes surgical treatment, chemical treatment and laser treatment.

Treatment option that gives the painless best results laser is the best available treatment option commonly opted by the patients.

Procedure of laser gum depigmentation also known as gum bleaching, targets the melanocytes so as to stop the production of melanin that causes the pigmentation on the gums. Depigmentation done by laser heals faster and give a healthy pink gums in short duration of time as compared to traditional procedures. Depigmentation by laser is very safe and painless without any surgical intervention in a single visit hence reduces multiple visit for the same treatment.

It’s a safe procedure if done by the expert and instructions followed by patients. It’s a very safe procedure as it doesn’t damage the surrounding tissues and during the procedure there is no possibility of bleeding also. Even healing is also very fast.

SPLINTING

It’s a boon that emerges as a solution or treatment to the mobile teeth either because of trauma, or periodontal disease.

If teeth get traumatized this trauma gets transmitted to the supporting structure of teeth because of which supporting structure gets damaged v fast and causes mobility of teeth. For healing of tissues these teeth requires support so as to prevent further damage to the tissues, for which splinting is the best available treatment option to stabilize the teeth.

In this procedure mobile teeth are fixed together with the support of adjacent healthy sound teeth either with the help of wire or fiber. By splinting occlusal/biting forces are distributed so as to reduce the load on the traumatized teeth.

Temporary Splinting – is done for a shorter duration of time that is achieved by joining the teeth together.

Permanent Splinting – is done for permanent support of periodontally compromised teeth. That are having severe bone loss.

Extra-Coronal Splints – as the name suggest it is on the top of teeth. In this technique, splinting materials are attached to a group of teeth generally by bonding to the enamel, thus making them more stable.

Intra-Coronal Splints – as the name suggest it is inside teeth. These type splints involve cutting a small grove like channel into the teeth surface on the inner aspect, metal wire that acts as a splint is inserted in that grove and bonded or covered with tooth coloured restorative material.

In some cases joint crowns are also given that also acts as a splint to support the adjacent mobile teeth.

For a attractive healthy smile take appointment from our Gum specialist (Periodontist) of Dentesthica.