Hyper pigmented gingiva may become an
aesthetic concern for many people when associated with
gummysmile, and require aesthetic correction. Here
comes the role of depigmentation. Depigmentation is
nothing but a periodontal plastic surgical procedure in
which gingival hyperpigmentation is removed or
eliminated by different techniques. The commonly
employed techniques include scalpel technique, bur
abrasion, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, chemical method,
laser with different wave lengths. Each technique has its
own advantages and disadvantages.
Keywords : Gingival Depigmentation, Repigmentation, scalpeland LASER technique of depigmentation.