Dermabrasion depigmentation for the treatment of gingival dyschromia caused by racial melanosis. A case report comparing two techniques

Rodolfo José Gomes de Araújo, Felipe Vilhena Brilhante, Jacy Leite Mattos, Bruna de Fátima Kzam Soeiro do Nascimento, Deise Kersten Alves Ferreira

Abstract


Aim: The aim of this paper is to describe a clinical case in which the patient's gingival melanin pigmentation was treated using diamond burs and scalpels.

Case report: The present study describes a periodontal plastic surgery procedure to correct or improve the amount of gingival melanin pigmentation apparent on mandibular and maxillary arch of the patient.

Conclusions: After the surgical procedure successfully performed, and considering the high degree of satisfaction of the patient, the author concluded that the studied technique is easy to perform and stands out because of the excellent results achieved.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v4e42016118-122

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907