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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences

Gingival Depigmentation: A Case Report

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Author Details: Shobhit Arora, Shweta Bali, Meenu Taneja, Priyanka Aggarwal, Vaibhav Joshi, Shweta Sinha

Volume : 1

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 106

Article End Page : 108


Gingival pigmentation which is caused by deposition of melanin pigment is a major esthetic concern for many people. Though, it is not a medical problem, many people complain of dark gums as non-esthetic. Esthetic gingival depigmentation can be performed in such patients with excellent results. A case is reported here in which a simple and effective surgical depigmentation was performed with a scalpel surgery.

Key Words
: Gingival depigmentation, Gingiva, Melanin