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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187
Re: Aesthetic management of gum hyperpigmentation by a simple technique


Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Date of Web Publication14-Oct-2015
 

How to cite this article:
Kumar S, Bhat G S. Re: Aesthetic management of gum hyperpigmentation by a simple technique. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015;8:187

How to cite this URL:
Kumar S, Bhat G S. Re: Aesthetic management of gum hyperpigmentation by a simple technique. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 23];8:187. Available from: https://www.jcasonline.com/text.asp?2015/8/3/187/167291


Dear Editor,

I read the article titled "Aesthetic management of gum hyperpigmentation by a simple technique" by Singhal A and Deepa D. [1] The work done was commendable. It is necessary to note here that recording the smile of a patient is necessary before he/she undergoes gingival depigmentation. There are possibilities of a gummy smile in the patient after orthodontic treatment, which may require correction after or during the orthodontic treatment. [2],[3] The pigmentation becomes an aesthetic problem when it gets revealed on smiling and when the color of the gingiva is not similar to the skin color of the patient. [4]

Scalpel surgery, electrocautery, cryosurgery, and lasers are the procedures used for gingival depigmentation. Recently, used lasers and cryosurgery seem to be better choices when intraoperative comfort, postoperative healing, and repigmentation are taken into consideration. When laser is considered, the diode laser is a better choice for depigmentation. [5]

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Singhal A, Deepa D. Aesthetic management of gum hyperpigmentation by a simple technique. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015;8:64-66.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Silberberg N, Goldstein M, Smidt A. Excessive gingival display - etiology, diagnosis, and treatment modalities. Quintessence Int 2009;40:809-18.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Garber DA, Salama MA. The aesthetic smile: Diagnosis and treatment. Periodontol 2000 1996;11:18-28.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Lee EA. Aesthetic crown lengthening: Classification, biologic rationale, and treatment planning considerations. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent 2004;16:769-80.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Lin YH, Tu YK, Lu CT, Chung WC, Huang CF, Huang MS, et al. Systematic review of treatment modalities for gingival depigmentation: A random-effects poisson regression analysis. J Esthet Restor Dent 2014;26:162-78.  Back to cited text no. 5
    

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Santhosh Kumar
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.167291

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