Black Gum, The Smile Intruder

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Black Gum

The Smile 'Intruder' 

Along with the development of science and technology, everyone's desire to achieve a more attractive appearance is getting higher and higher. Smiling is one of the things that makes someone look attractive and is important, especially for those who have to deal with many people. A smile is identical to the arrangement of neat, bright white teeth, a proportional shape, and everything is still based on the teeth, what about the gums? So far, most people think that a beautiful smile or the ideal smile is only about teeth, some of them think that the ratio of the gums that looks should not be excessive (gummy smile), but maybe not many are aware that the color of the gums also affects the appearance of our smile. Some people, maybe including you, have a problem with dark gums, which in turn makes you a little insecure to show your smile. In this article, we will discuss dark gums, their causes, and how to deal with them.

Gums are the supporting tissues of the teeth that can vary in color, from pink, reddish, brown, to black. The color of the gums can vary from person to person, the normal color of Indonesian gums is coral pink. Melanin is a pigment that gives color to hair, skin and eyes. The color of the gums that tend to be dark is probably because a person has more melanin, so that the color of the gums that are dark from birth is not an abnormality or an indication of a disease. In contrast to someone who had normal gum color, then the gums change color. Changes in the color of the gums to darker to blackish color can be caused by several factors, including smoking, injury, long-term drug consumption, metal exposure, endocrine disease, to Kaposi's sarcoma which is usually associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.

The condition of blackened gum discoloration can be treated in several ways, depending on the cause and severity of the black gums. However, blackened gums due to damage to the adrenal glands (Addison's disease) require treatment with drugs. In smokers, the doctor will advise to stop smoking to eliminate the factors that cause black gums. In conditions of injury, the black color of the gums may disappear as the healing process progresses. Here are some treatments to treat black gums, or what is known as gingival depigmentation, that you can do at the dental clinic;

  1. Gingival Ablation

This treatment is performed using a scalpel to scrape the surface of the hyperpigmented gums, and remove the black gums using cauterization.

  1. Laser Therapy

This treatment uses laser technology on the surface of hyperpigmented gums with less bleeding and pain than using a scalpel.

  1. Gingival Graft

Gum graft treatment is taken from the gum in another part of the mouth, usually from the roof of the mouth, and attached to the part that wants to be grafted.

  1. Cryosurgery

A treatment that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the blackened areas of the gums to form a new layer as they regenerate and become lighter in color.

Periodontal surgical treatment is carried out by a dentist after consultation and direct examination to adjust the treatment to be carried out with the condition and cause of the patient's black gums. Realize your dream of having a charming smile without black gums by doing periodontal treatment and other dental treatments at the dental clinic you trust. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is ready to serve you with the best professional dentists in their fields. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is a trusted dental clinic near Kuta and not far from the airport. Don't let dental problems ruin your holiday in Bali, if you are enjoying the beautiful views of Ubud and unexpectedly need a dentist, the distance from Ubud to BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is approximately 35 km. Entrust your dental care to the dentist at the best dental clinic in Bali of your choice.

BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center
Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.

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