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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Treatment of gingival melanin hyperpigmentation with diode laser: A report of two cases


Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Himani Sharma
Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijofr.ijofr_4_18

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Gingival melanin pigmentation is a common finding, especially in non-Caucasians population. This often results in unaesthetic appearance concerning many patients especially those with gummy smile or excessive gingival display. Gingival depigmentation procedure can be performed in such patients with for esthetic reasons. The currently available treatment options for the correction of gingival depigmentation include conventional periodontal plastic procedure with scalpel, cryosurgery, laser treatments, and radiosurgery. Out of this diode laser remains a simple, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option. The present case series makes an effort to assess the gingival depigmentation procedure using diode laser 980 nm.


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