Many patients have cultural factors and imbalances of pigmentation components melanin, which form the basis for unusual colorations of gingival tissues. The range of darkening effects can be spotted or splotchy (light and dark brown) to all the way to nearly 100% of the gum tissues.

Black gums usually refer to a condition where all or most gum tissue is affected, with a complete brown appearance. Dark pigmentation of gums can be permanently removed using a surgical procedure or Laser Treatment. The dark pigmented areas are removed to expose the naturally pink tissue underneath.

Thus the result is a healthy smile that looks natural and radiates confidence. It can be performed on individuals of all ages. Healing of the treated tissues is fairly rapid. Discomfort for the patient, both during and after treatments is minimal. Patients commonly report having itchy gums for a short time during the post- operative period.