Gum Depigmentation (Gum Whitening)

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Healthy teeth and gums not only look good but also save us from numerous diseases. However, sometimes due to lifestyle habits, dietary choices, and other causes, our gums become darker than their natural color. It is often experienced that the color of gums changes with time. We can avoid this condition by following some preventive measures and home remedies. But sometimes, the condition becomes severe and requires medical or cosmetic treatment. Gum Depigmentation Dubai (Gum Whitening), also known as Laser Gum Bleaching, is an excellent procedure for restoring naturally pink gums.

What is Gum Depigmentation (Gum Whitening)?

Having dark gums can negatively or positively affect a person’s confidence. In the past, gum whitening treatment involved surgery, where the gum’s darker outer layer was removed. Not only was it extremely painful, but also ineffective, as the pigmentation would return within 6 months.

Thanks to advanced laser technology, more effective and less invasive options are now available, such as Laser Gum Depigmentation or Gum Bleaching.

Laser Gum Depigmentation is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that lightens the gum tissues using a specialized dental laser. This procedure improves the overall smile and dental hygiene.

Causes of Gum Discoloration

Some of the most significant causes of gum discoloration are discussed below. Avoiding these habits in the future after Gum Whitening in Dubai can help get long-lasting results.

Smoking: Smokers often suffer from smoker’s melanosis (and gum discoloration).

Medications: Certain medications, e.g., antimalarial agents and some tranquilizers, may lead to gum discoloration.

Genetics: Genes play a huge role in gum depigmentation. In most cases, gum discoloration is linked to skin complexion. People with fairer complexions usually have pinker gums, while individuals with darker complexions tend to have pigmentation around their gums. This pigmentation can appear as patches or affect the entire gum.

Gum Diseases: Poor dental hygiene can lead to Periodontics and Gum Disease, which may cause inflammation and discoloration of the gums. It can usually be treated with a periodontal cleaning or Laser Gum Therapy.

Systemic Diseases: Increased melanin (which can lead to dark gums) has also been linked with endocrine disorders like Peutz Jeghers Syndrome and Addison’s disease.

Metallic Fillings: Shavings from metallic fillings can embed themselves in the gums, causing grey/black spot discoloration, known as an amalgam tattoo.

Candidacy Criteria

You can be a good candidate for Gum Depigmentation Dubai if you:

  • Have brown or black gums
  • Do not have thin gum tissue
  • Have healthy gums
  • Suffer from oral disease
  • Have gums that are dark because of periodontal disease

Which technique is used?

At Euromed Clinic Center, our expert dentists use an advanced laser machine to perform Gum Bleaching procedures.

Pre-Procedure Care

Generally, dentists provide a list of instructions to follow before the procedure. They may provide you some general pre-procedure instructions such as:

  • Take the prescribed medications and tests.
  • Stop taking blood-thinners and painkillers.
  • Take care of your dental hygiene.


Laser Gum Depigmentation involves using laser technology to remove the melanin pigmentation that causes gum discoloration. It leads to brighter, pink gums in one quick and pain-free session that usually takes about one hour. However, it is crucial to know the cause of your gum discoloration before undergoing the treatment to get the best results. For example, if the pigmentation results from gum disease, the gum disease must be treated first.

Avail Financing


Gum Whitening in Dubai has numerous benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • The procedure delivers natural-looking results.
  • It is a minimally invasive procedure.
  • The patient will experience no pain.
  • The gums will be whitened carefully.
  • There will be no downtime after this procedure.
  • The recovery process may last for four to five days.
  • The patient will be able to eat and drink right after the treatment.

Cost of the Treatment

The cost of Gum Whitening (Gum Depigmentation) varies from person to person, but our clinic offers competitive rates for all treatments. Moreover, an expert can determine the exact treatment price for each individual. So, consult an expert dentist, and they will guide you.

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Gum Depigmentation FAQs

How long does gum depigmentation last?

In general, the effects of gum depigmentation can last for 20 years. However, the results can last for a lifetime if you take routine care.

Can you lighten gums?

Yes, you can try a gum depigmentation or gum bleaching treatment to lighten your gums. This technique is safe, simple, short, and effective.

Is gum bleaching permanent?

The results of gum bleaching can be permanent if the person takes good oral care on a regular basis. As per estimates, its life can be somewhere around 20 years.

Is gum bleaching painful?

No, not at all. Laser gum bleaching is a non-surgical and non-invasive method that does not cause pain and there are no other risks in it.

Consult an Expert

Euromed Clinic Center prides itself on providing the best possible Gum Depigmentation Treatment in Dubai. Our well-qualified dental surgeons have decades of experience along with all the latest technologies to give you a charming smile. So, please schedule a consultation with one of our expert dentists and say goodbye to discolored and unhealthy gums. You can fill the online form or give us a call to book an appointment with our experts.


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