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Laser Gum Depigmentation

Gingival hyperpigmentation, a condition of “dark gums,” can affect everyone though it is much more common in darker skinned people and is caused by excessive melanin in the gum tissue. Smoking, systemic illnesses, and certain medications can also contribute to gingival hyperpigmentation. Though hyperpigmentation is not a health concern, it may affect the aesthetics of your smile, making you more conscious whilst interacting with people.

A treatment to pigmented and dark gums, laser gum depigmentation, or laser gum bleaching uses a dental laser to lighten dark gingival tissue areas. This treatment is designed to give the gums a more uniform appearance and improve the smile’s overall aesthetics.

At Nuffield Dental, our dentists help patients correct the appearance of gingival hyperpigmentation with advanced laser dentistry techniques. We use lasers to minimize the appearance of dark spots on the gums without the need for invasive periodontal surgery. The use of laser allows for quick healing; the patients can smile confidently with healthy, pink gums after the treatment without worrying that their gums appear unusual.

Laser gum depigmentation offers many aesthetic and treatment benefits to patients.  With the laser treatment, you can achieve:


  • Removal of dark spots and pigmentation on gum tissue with little or no pain
  • Light pink gums without stitches
  • Quick completion and healing
  • No bleeding during or after treatment
  • Less risk of infection.
  • The final result – a beautiful, healthy-looking gum tissue that is uniform in color.

The procedure

During the treatment, the dentist will administer the appropriate local anesthetic to lessen potential discomfort while applying the laser to the gums. When the tissue is numb, the darkened areas will be treated to give a lighter appearance. The length of the treatment will depend on how much hyperpigmented tissue needs to be treated. 


The treatment may require one or two visits, and most patients can return to work directly after the procedure.

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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures comfortable, accessible and seamless.


Our dentists have a special interest inoral maxillofacial surgery and are accredited dental providers who have been helping patients achieve confident smiles.

Laser Gum Depigmen Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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