Esthetic Management of Gingival Hyperpigmentation: Report of Two Cases

Mukhatar Ahmed Javali, Roopali Tapashetti, Jeevanand Deshmukh


Gingival hyperpigmentation is mostly caused by the physiologic deposition of melanin by melanocytes. Although melanin pigmentation of the gingiva is completely benign and does not present a medical problem, complaints of 'black gums' are common particularly in patients having a very high smile line. This paper reports two cases of gingival hyperpigmentation managed by surgical method.


Gingiva; Melanin; Depigmentation; Esthetic


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