Gingival pigmentation due to melanin is caused by deposition of melanin pigments within the gingival epithelium. Excessive gingival pigmentation is a major esthetic problems for many people because they causes an unaesthetic dark gums. Although clinical melanin pigmentation does not present a medical problem, demand for esthetic de-pigmentation therapy is commonly made by people for improved their esthetics. This case report presents a surgical technique of de-epithelization which has been successfully used to treat gingival pigmentation.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN