MAJED-DEPIGMENTATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR GINGIVAL HYPERPIGMENTATION: A CASE SERIESJournal: International Journal of Dental Research & Development (IJDRD) (Vol.6, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2016-12-31
Authors : MAJED HATEM;
Page : 1-10
Keywords : Majed De-Pigmentation; Jet Print - Hyper Pigmentation; Lasers; Melanin;
Recently, gingival hyperpigmentation caused by excessive melanin pigment deposition has become a major concern for the young population. Although this is not associated with any medical symptoms, but those with gummy smile makes the appearance very unaesthetic. The latest treatment modality for gingival hyper pigmentation used laser for de-pigmentation because of its innumerable advantages over conventional scalpel techniques. Hereby, we report case series on the cosmetic correction of gingival de-pigmentation using a special diode laser technique known as Majed de-pigmentation, which showed excellent results. This new technique serves as an alternative to conventional method, where a part of the gum (or epithelium) was removed. With jet print technique, the laser selectively destroys the target melanocytes (absorption and scattering) to reduce the de-pigmentation without local anaesthesia, antibiotic and periodontal pack. In conclusion, Majed jet print de-pigmentation is safe, quick and pain free technique with excellent haemostasis and coagulation effects. In addition, the healing was seen to be fast within 5-7 days with optimum aesthetic result.
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