A Comparative Study to evaluate Gingival Depigmentation using Scalpel Blade Technique and CO2 Lasers

S Senthilnathan, M Baskaran, S Thirumalai, MB Naarayanen, N.S. Yadav
2014 Journal of Orofacial Research  
Gingival pigmentation is the change in color of the oral mucosa or gingiva which can occur as a result of different lesions and conditions. Clinically melanin pigmentation is not a disease and does not have any symptoms, but only act as a major esthetic concern for people. Most of the oral pigmentation is physiologic and caused by melanin deposition. It can be treated by scalpel surgery, chemical agents (Phenol 90%), gingival abrasion, free gingival grafts, electrosurgery, cryosurgery and
more » ... . The treatment should be less expensive, easily available, and easy to use with minimum discomfort and pain. It should be effective for a longer time. The present study compares two effective surgical gingival depigmentation techniques -scalpel blade surgery and CO 2 laser surgery.
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10026-1129 fatcat:g74fevws6zfmpjg75e4fz2j4ki