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Gingival Pigmentation

gingival pigmentation

A beautiful smile is completed not only by white and smooth teeth, but also by healthy gums that are compatible with these teeth. Gingival pigmentation, which is mostly in light and pale pink tones in the society, may vary due to genetic or pathological reasons.

What is the healthy gum colour?

We, dentists, look for a light pink shade in the gums; because this color is the color of healthy gums. Shades, where the gum color turns from dark pink to red, are a sign of disease in this tissue and do not look aesthetically pleasing. Because gum diseases (gingival diseases) also bring swelling and deformity. Unfortunately, this situation negatively affects the whole mouth aesthetics.

Gum diseases can be treated with professional tooth surface cleaning, deep root surface detoxification procedures and personalized oral care regimens recommended to patients.

What is gingival hyperpigmentation?

However, most of the individuals who have dark colouration on their gums without gum disease believe that they have to live with this condition known as hyperpigmentation in medicine.

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get rid of these brown and black spots on the gums in a very short time with laser treatment. Gingival discolouration, which is as effective as smoking as well as genetic factors, can be eliminated with 1-3 sessions of laser depigmentation treatment.

Laser shots at the wavelength and parameters suitable for the target tissue break down the pigment foci in the tissue without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. As a result; healthy gums with a light pink appearance, which are in great harmony with white dental aesthetics, are obtained.

What are the advantages of laser gum depigmentation?

Laser depigmentation procedure has many advantages over surgical methods applied in the periods when laser was not developed. As in other treatments using laser, the fact that there is no need for anesthesia in depigmentation treatment, the minimum pain and swelling after the procedure and the healing is very fast compared to classical methods make this method indispensable. In addition, the disinfection of the area where the laser is applied maximizes infection control. Patients can quickly return to their daily lives after treatment.

What are the conditions that patients should pay attention to after depigmentation?

  • Continue your oral care as usual.
  • Eat warm foods.
  • Avoid bitter and spicy foods for one week.
  • Do not smoke and drink alcohol.
  • Do not use alcoholic mouthwash and oral care products.

Are the results of gum depigmentation treatment permanent?

Due to etiological factors such as intensive smoking, genetic predisposition, etc., pigmentations may reoccur after a while. However, the results are usually long-lasting.

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Maxillofacial Surgeon Erdem Kaya

Maxillofacial Surgeon


DDS PhD. Erdem Kaya was born in Ankara in 1980. After completing his secondary and high school education in Ankara, he was entitled to get into Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry.

DDS PhD. Erdem Kaya successfully graduated from Gazi University in 2004 and started his doctoral education at Ege University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery in the same year.

He successfully completed his doctoral education with the thesis topic “Clinical and Radiological Investigation of Two Different Surface Properties of Dental Implants in Conventional and Immediatric Loading” in 2010.



DDS Tulay Kaya was born in Bulgaria in 1984. She completed her secondary and high school education in Izmir and graduated from Ege University Faculty of Dentistry in 2008. Her graduation thesis topic was “The Place and Importance of Bisphosphonates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” and she continued her university education at Universidade Do Porto in Portugal.

She speaks English fluently. Tulay Kaya, who is fluent in English, continued to provide private clinic services in Kuşadası between 2008 and 2012 within the Private Lotus Dental Clinic, which she established with Dr. Erdem Kaya in 2012.

DDS. Tulay Kaya, mainly carries out aesthetic dentistry applications in the clinic, also serves her patients with general dentistry applications. DDS. Tulay Kaya continues to offer dental treatments in renewed Lotus Dental clinic with the participation of Pedodontist DDS PhD. Gülcan Şahin to the team as of 2017.

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