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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology


Comparative evaluation of cryosurgery and electrosurgery in gingival depigmentation


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Author Details: Krupa H. Pathak, Vijay R. Waghmode

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2457-0087

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Article First Page : 8

Article End Page : 15


Abstract

Gingival hyperpigmentation is a major aesthetic concern for many people. Although it is not a medical problem, many people complain of dark gums as unaesthetic. Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic surgical procedure, whereby the hyperpigmentation is removed or reduced by various techniques. For depigmentation of gingiva, different treatment modalities have been reported, such as scalpel, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, lasers, etc., this article compares the management with electrosurgery and cryosurgery and also highlights the relevance of cryosurgery.

Keywords: 
Cryosurgery, Electrosurgery, Gingiva, Lasers, Melanin, Pathologic, Physiologic, Pigmentation