Miami Periodontists Now Offering Patients Laser Depigmentation for Dark Gums

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Gallardo & Lamas Periodontics and Implant Dentistry painlessly eliminate gum discoloration using an innovative, minimally invasive, laser technique.

Miami Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Drs. Gallardo and Lamas

John Paul Gallardo, D.D.S., P.A. and William P. Lamas, D.M.D., M.S. are excited to announce that they now provide a quick, pain-free choice to restore the appearance of healthy gums using a laser depigmentation technique in their Miami dental office. Through this treatment, patients can see a brighter smile and added confidence in as little as one hour.

Dark spots and discoloration are common and can affect either small areas or the entire gumline. The off-colored regions are noticeable when talking and smiling, sometimes resulting in issues with confidence and self-esteem. Unsightly gums are not detrimental to the health, but they can be the sign of a larger problem.

Hyperpigmentation of the gingiva has a variety of causes. In many situations, the discoloration is genetic. Additionally, melanin can collect in the gums as a result of repeated exposure to irritants, such as smoking, chewing tobacco and poor dental hygiene. Health conditions, such as endocrine disorders, may also result in alterations in gumline coloration.

The laser depigmentation treatment offered at Gallardo & Lamas Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is used as a method to successfully eliminate gingival hyperpigmentation in comfort. As the cutting-edge laser delivers energy into soft tissues, dark pigmentation is eliminated. Drs. Gallardo and Lamas can dramatically reduce excess melanin in the gum tissue to create a lighter, uniform color without an invasive procedure.

“Healthy gums are extremely important to overall health. Any discoloration to the gum tissue should be examined by a periodontist,” said Dr. Lamas.

Drs. Gallardo and Lamas have more than 25 years of experience as some of the top periodontist in southern Florida. Dr. Gallardo is an alumnus of the University of Miami, New York University, and Boston University. Dr. Lamas attended Barry University, the Florida College of Dentistry, and Baylor College of Dentiry-TAMUS. Both doctors are advocates for education, routinely lecturing on the advancements in periodontics and mentoring students pursing their degree in dentistry. The practice provides patients with oral surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, gummy smile correction, gum disease treatments, and the All-on-4® dental implants.

To get more information on the gum depigmenting procedure at Gallardo & Lamas Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, contact the Miami office at 305.447.1447. New patients receive complimentary consultations with Dr. Gallardo and Dr. Lamas in their first visit. For added convenience, a free benefits check will be run during the initial appointment and payment options discussed following the consultation.

Gallardo & Lamas Periodontics and Implant Dentistry            
2020 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33145

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