Volume 6 Issue 4 (April, 2018)

Case Reports

Gingival Depigmentation - A Case Report
Kavita Thakur, Sonia sharma, Abdul Basith, MSM Biir

Melanin is a pigment  that contributes to the skin color. Hyper pigmentation where melanin is in excess  quantity can cause significant esthetic problems.Facial aesthetics is affected by smile line. Gingiva  is an integral component of facial esthetics. Various treatment modalities have been  employed to correct hyperpigmentation of gingiva. In the present case, hyperpigmentation was graded, scalpel technique was used  for  depigmentation and followed upto three months. Significant improvement in aesthetics was achieved.
Key Words-  Depigmentation, Gingiva, Scalpel surgery, Melanin.

Corresponding author: Dr Kavita Thakur, Post Graduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College and Research Centre, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India

This article may be cited as: Thakur K, Sharma S, Basith A, Biir MSM. Gingival Depigmentation - A Case Report. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(4):33-35.

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