Gum bleaching is how dentists would try to remove gum pigmentation in the past — the keyword there being tried. Using painful lasers, dentists would literally burn away an entire layer of gum tissue in the hopes of getting rid of the melanocytes (which produce pigment-causing melanin). This expensive treatment only worked a fraction of the time and the recovery time was lengthy. For most gum bleaching patients, the results were temporary at best with the pigment reappearing a few years later.
Lots of people want to remove the dark spots from their gums but not everyone realizes how dated the laser gum bleaching technique is. Although a lot of dental offices manage to make gum bleaching sound good on paper, there are numerous glaring downsides. Longevity, pain, and cost are just a few of the reasons why Dr. Robert Stanley decided to go beyond traditional gum bleaching and find a better treatment for dark gums.
His invention, Britegums, gives better results with less pain when compared to traditional gum bleaching. Instead of harshly “bleaching” the gumline, Britegums gently lifts only the pigmented areas using radiowaves and brushes. There’s hardly any downtime and most patients are able to get back to their daily lives hours after the procedure. The procedure is faster, easier, and cheaper for the patient than gum bleaching.
If you’ve been considering getting gum bleaching done, schedule a Britegums appointment instead. Even if you are not located near a Britegums provider, Dr. Stanley does virtual consultations for potential patients. The procedure is the more innovative alternative to gum bleaching that will undoubtedly yield better, more permanent results.