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Depigmentation Of Gingiva Using Semiconductor Diode Laser: A Clinical Case Report
Nitin Agarwal1 , Devleena Bhowmick2 , Abhishek Sinha3 , Anuj Mishra4 , Sudhir Shukla5 , Devika Singh6

1. MDS & Professor in the Department Of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2. MDS 2nd Year Post Graduate student in the Department Of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3. MDS & Reader in the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Sardar Patel Post graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
4. MDS 3rd Year Post Graduate student in the Department Of Oral Medicine & Radiology,Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
5. MDS 3rd Year Post Graduate student, Department Of Oral Medicine & Radiology,Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
6. MDS 2nd Year Post Graduate student, Department Of Oral Medicine & Radiology,Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Corresponding author: “Dr Nitin Agarwal, Professor & Head Of Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology” < nitinmds@yahoo.com >

Volume 23, Issue 3 (July - September 2014)

Open Access

ABSTRACT:

Gingival hyperpigmentation has become an important role for major number of young people nowadays. Although medical problems are not seen, but smile with display of black gums makes the appearance very unesthetic and is seen excess in patients with gummy smile. It is caused by excessive melanin pigment deposition secreted by melanocytes situated in suprabasal and basal cell layers of epithelium.

The latest treatment modality for gingival hyperpigmentation is use of lasers for depigmentation because of its innumerable advantages over conventional scalpel techniques. Hereby we report a case on the cosmetic correction of gingival depigmentation using a diode laser with excellent results.

KEY WORDS:

Diode Laser, 980 nm, Gingiva, Melanin Hyperpigmentation, Depigmentation.

How to CITE:

Agarwal N, Bhowmick D, Sinha A, Mishra A, Shukla S, Singh D. Depigmentation Of Gingiva Using Semiconductor Diode Laser: A Clinical Case Report. J Pak Dent Assoc 2014; 23(3):126-130