Are black gums permanent?
Most of the people who want to get Britegums originally assumed that their gum discoloration wasn’t something they could get rid of. Dermatologists can remove freckles and moles but there are few solutions for large swatches of discoloration (birthmarks, etc.) — and that’s talking about discoloration on the skin. Gum pigmentation is a whole different (and harder) game.
With every passing year, medical specialists make small but steady steps toward better technology. Things that seemed impossible twenty years ago have become routine procedures today. Just look at dental whitening. In the 1960’s, no one had even heard of the term “whitening”. By 2000, it had become an accepted term for a popular procedure.
As cheesy as it sounds, the “impossible” truly is possible — as long as someone has enough time and determination.
A few years ago, Dr. Robert Stanley had both. He had numerous patients in his Cary, North Carolina office asking about their discolored gums and he knew he needed to at least try to find a solution. For months, he poured over dentistry journals and engineering textbooks, trying to piece together a feasible way to remove melanin from the gums without destroying the delicate tissue with lasers or knives.
Finally, he discovered that radio waves have the ability to “magnetically” lift melanin and melanocytes (melanin factory cells) without damaging the pink tissue. At the time, dermatologists were already using radio waves to remove moles and freckles but the tools they used were too rough for use on sensitive gingival tissue. This is where Dr. Stanley used his engineering background to design a tiny brush that could gently emit radio waves without causing gum damage.
After designing the brush, Dr. Stanley rigorously tested the Britegums® process. It proved to be safe, easy, and incredibly effective at “pinkening” gums. After finishing a healing period, Britegums® patients have pink, healthy gums and the smile they’ve always wanted. The success of the treatment proved that spotty, black gums do not have to be permanent.
Am I a good Britegums®️ candidate?
- You have dark spots or dark patches on your gums that are not cancerous. If the spots developed recently, please have your dentist look at them as they are most likely not caused by melanin production. People with excess melanin in their gums are typically born that way.
- You do not have any outstanding dental treatment. As with any cosmetic procedure, we want your teeth and gums to be healthy prior to treatment. Britegums® providers cannot perform Britegums® on patients with periodontal disease. Please make sure you’re up to date on your dental cleanings and have healthy gums before coming in for a consultation.
If you answered “yes” to both of those, we’d love to schedule a complimentary consultation with you! During the in-person or virtual consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with a Britegums® provider about the process. They’ll go over prices, aftercare, and the procedure itself.
Ready to get started? Give us a call at 1-866-274-8348. We’ll see you soon!