Laser gum bleaching, which is also referred to as gum depigmentation, is a cosmetic dental procedure which aims at removing the dark spots and patches on the gum by using a laser beam. This is done for people who are unhappy and embarrassed about their gum appearance.
The Need for Laser Gum Bleaching
One can have dark or black gums owing to the following reasons;
- Gum diseases
- Any injury or physical trauma on gums
- Side effects of medication
- Melanin production
- A botched medical treatment
Having dark spots on gums can lead one to have low self-esteem with a poor self-image. People who have a poor smile can opt for a laser gum bleaching in Dubai. However, the major goal of the laser gum bleaching is to improve your smile by restoring the lively and pinkish appearance of your gums.
How to Choose the Right Dentist for Laser Gum Bleaching
Having a successful laser gum bleaching procedure depends on choosing the right cosmetic dentist who is an expert in cosmetic gum bleaching treatments. A good cosmetic dentist should be a board-certified doctor as well. Other characteristics of a good cosmetic dentist include;
- He should be able to show you photos of previous laser gum bleaching procedures.
- He should have good reviews from previous patients.
- He should have a keen artistic eye.
- His focus should be on the safety and care of the patient.
- He should have a good aesthetic sense.
Note that laser gum bleaching is performed by a professional cosmetic dentist and not by any medical aestheticians.
After selecting the right dentist for your laser gum bleaching procedure, the next step is having a detailed consultation. During this session, you and your dentist will discuss why you need the procedure, and what you hope to achieve. You will also discuss your expectations and the whole process of the procedure including the cost and everything that will be involved until your recovery period.
Right before the procedure, the cosmetic dentist is going to check your medical history as well as if you are or have had been taking any medications. He will also physically examine your gums in detail, and take photos so that you can see the difference after the procedure.
Before the laser gum bleaching, or any other procedure whether surgical or non-surgical you should have a healthy lifestyle. You should follow a proper diet plan and exercise regularly. You should take the recommended medications properly. You should stop smoking a week prior to the procedure. You should discontinue alcohol consumption and also avoid taking drugs that include aspirin. Use of Anti-inflammatory drugs should also be halted. You should not drink or eat anything a few hours before the procedure.
Local Anesthesia is administered for laser gum bleaching. The procedure takes about fifty minutes to get completed.
Laser gum bleaching is performed in an Outpatient setting in a dental clinic, and the candidate is allowed to go home afterward.
Laser gum bleaching is a simple cosmetic procedure, and at first, a local anesthesia injection is administered in the gums. A laser beam is directed on the gums, which penetrates inside the gums and its heat eliminates all the cells which are responsible for the pigmentation. Afterward, the uppermost black or brown layer of the gum tissues is also removed. As a result, the new fine layer of tissues is achieved.
A very little or no time for the recovery is required by the candidate. You will have a little bit of discomfort around the gums, which will subside after a few days. You can have a slight burning sensation around the treated gums, which will be tackled with medication. You can also expect a bit swelling on the gums, which gets settled very soon after the procedure
Over the next 7 – 10 days, you will have follow-up appointments with the plastic surgeon to keep track of the healing process.
It is important to follow any guidelines or instructions given by the plastic surgeon for faster healing and to avoid complications or risks.
You should follow all the medications prescribed by your doctor. You will be recommended a special mouthwash, which you will have to use for specific days. You might feel sensitivity in your teeth for some time, and to cure this a topical ointment could be prescribed. You will be guided the special techniques to brush and floss. You should drink more and more water for a speedy recovery.
Risks & Complication
Very few risks are associated with laser gum bleaching. However, they are very necessary to be discussed with your cosmetic dentist before the procedure. However, the possible risks include:
- Damage to Internal Structures
- Skin Sensation Alteration
- Anesthesia Risks
Ideal Candidate for the Laser Gum Bleaching
You can be an ideal candidate for the laser gum bleaching if;
- You have brown and black gums.
- Your gum tissues are thick and are not sensitive
- Your gums are in good health.
- You are not suffering from any sort of oral disease.
- Periodontal disease has caused your gums to have a dark and poor appearance.
- You do not smoke.
- You do not take blood-thinning
- You are over 18.
The results of the laser gum bleaching appear immediately after the procedure. The results are permanent and dark spots are removed from the gums and their appearance is enhanced aesthetically. The candidate will have to take touch–up treatments for a few months in order to improve the efficacy of the results.
Benefits of the Laser Gum Bleaching
Various diverse benefits are enjoyed by the candidates who undergo laser gum bleaching in Dubai. These benefits include;
- The procedure is a less invasive
- It requires no or a less downtime.
- It makes your smile attractive and glamorous
- It is a highly safe and painless
- It yields natural looking results and the appearance of the gums is enhanced.
- It usually does not cause any damage to the surrounding tissues or structures.
- The procedure is performed quickly.
- It does not involve any increased risk of infection.
- It boosts up your self-esteem and self–confidence.
Get in Touch
At Aesthetics by Kings College Hospital Dubai, we have some of the leading plastic surgeons in the region. Our plastic surgeons are board-certified and focus on the safety and care of every patient in a compassionate environment with state-of-the-art facilities. To book a consultation, get in touch using the contact details given and one of our patient-care staff will book an appointment for you.