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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-64

Esthetic correction for gingival pigmentation using scalpel/electrocautery/lasers: A report of three cases with review of literature

1 Department of Periodontics, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India

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Dr. Ramanarayana Boyapati
Department of Periodontics, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam - 507 002, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdl.jdl_13_17

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Esthetics has become a major concern in the modern era, though hyperpigmented of gingiva is not a medical problem, many people consider it as unesthetic. Gingival melanin pigmentation occurs in all races without any sex and gender predilection in variable amount caused by melanin granules. The degree of pigmentation varies from individual to individual based on various etiological factors. The gingival hyperpigmentation is removed or reduced by various techniques such as scalpel, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, lasers, and abrasion with diamond bur. The present study compares the management of three cases with scalpel, electrocautery, and laser techniques.

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