Gum Striping

About the process

Smile is influenced not only by the position, shape and colour of teeth but also the appearance of gums. Appearance of gums is an essential part of beautiful smile.

Having natural pink coloured gums is very important for good smile. But that is not always possible.

Generally speaking:

  • The gums colour is same as the skin colour.
  • The people from the west are fair and their gum colour is also pink mostly.
  • Dark gums are mostly seen in dark skinned people. 
  • The gum discoloration may be present in patches. 
  • The extent of gum discoloration and the intensity is different for different individuals.
  • Dark pigmented gums don’t mean that they are unhealthy and are not always an indication of a disease.

Gum discoloration might be due to:

Smoking: Smoking also causes dark gums. Tobacco consumers also have darker gums in comparison to non-tobacco consumers.

Medications: Some medication like minocycline, antimalarial agents, tricyclic antidepressants can also cause dark gums.

Metallic fillings: The metallic fillings which get corroded can also cause dark gums.

Hereditary:  Dark gums may be inherited from parents.


Treatment of the dark gums is possible. The blackness of the dark gums is merely superficial. When the outer dark coloured layer is removed, the pink aesthetic looking gums appear. This is generally called Gum Striping.

What is the procedure

Surgical method for making dark gums as natural pink:

The most popular effective and simple method of removing the darkness of the gums is the surgical removal of the outer layer of the gums which gives the dark colour to the gums.

In this procedure the outer layer of gum epithelium is removed with a layer of underlying connective tissue. After the removal the connective tissue which is left to heal by secondary intention the new epithelium which is formed is devoid of dark pigmentation.


Procedure Advantages

The surgical procedure is a painless procedure carried out under local anaesthesia.

There are absolutely no complications after the Gum Striping Surgery and there is no discomfort.

There are many benefits of gum bleaching:

  • In a single visit the dark spots or the dark looking gums can be given aesthetically pleasant looking appearance

  • It boosts the confidence of the patient. Now the patient can smile without looking embarrassed.
  • It is quick, less time consuming and gives good results
  • It is done under local anaesthesia and is painless procedure.


AMS Approach/Advantage

The mouth is the gateway to health and wellness. Whether you’re ready for cosmetic dentistry or just a routine exam and cleaning, at Allure MedSpa, we are here to help you achieve your dental health goals. We respect your busy schedule and work to make your experience pleasant and pain free.

While clinical excellence and artistic integrity are perhaps the most important factors in choosing a cosmetic dentist, a dental practitioner should also have a good chairside manner. Our expert Dentists truly welcome patient’s inputs and make them active participants in the treatments so that they feel at ease.

If you are looking for a high quality dental care in a comfortable setting, with friendly staff and the latest dental technology, Allure MedSpa is just the right place for you.


3 stages of procedure


Any Smile Makeover starts by performing an in-depth evaluation of your bone structure, jaw alignment, muscle function, and shape of your teeth, lips, mouth and face. It is important to thoroughly understand all these factors under careful consideration to determine your aesthetic goals and treatment plan.


Our well qualified and experienced Dentist and dental assistants will not only assist in all phases of your dental care, but also provide you with a safe, clean, and comfortable visit.


A Gum Striping procedure involves a customised approach to improving the overall look, feel and function of your teeth in harmony with your unique facial features.


Possible Consequences/ Precautions

The patient can talk and eat normally after the Gum Bleaching procedure. In some cases, where the gums are very sensitive, the patient can feel minor discomfort but that too goes with healing which is very quick.


AMS recommendation for best results

There is no special post-operative care after the gum bleaching. The good oral hygiene has to be maintained like proper brushing and flossing. Those who smoke have to quit smoking at least till the time proper healing takes place.

Now with treatment options like laser surgery for gum bleaching, having pink gums is not a distant dream. One can easily have a beautiful smile but maintaining them is essential.



The positive results of Gum Striping can be seen within one to two days.


Completely depending on the condition of the gums.

Number of sessions

It is a single sitting procedure.

Results will last for

The gums remains thick after removal of the pigment. However , if pigmentation does return, the procedure can be repeat in those affected areas only.


Celebrity Clients

Since confidentiality and utmost privacy of our clients are our prime ethics, Allure MedSpa is the most favored choice of many celebrities for their corrective and cosmetic procedures.


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Price For Gum Striping

Allure MedSpa which is renowned for its state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed services,offers affordable and cost effective Cosmetic Dentistry procedures. To know more about the cost of your procedure request a consult by filling the form below.Our dentists will be there to offer full explanations and answers to all of your queries.

Alternatively, our counsellor will call you at your convenient time. Request a consultation right away:



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Gum Striping Quick Facts

Are you the right fit for the procedure?

If your gums are discolored or patchy and are an embarrassment when you smile, you are a right candidate. Apart from aesthetic reasons, it might be done to improve overall gum hygiene and health too.


Are you ready to take decision or need help? Travel with decision makers.

In procedures where prior consent of immediate family is required, you should travel with the decision makers.



Before going for the treatment the cause of the discoloration should be known. If the gums are unhealthy and they have the signs and symptoms of gum disease like bleeding swelling or inflammation, then first of all before going for the gum Stripping the underlying infection has to be treated.


Allure MedSpa concierge service

Allure MedSpa’s clientele comprises of local, out-of-town patients. A good percentage of patients also ‘fly-in’ from out of the country to have Dental treatments from our renowned dentists.

We are pleased to offer and arrange comfortable lodging, restaurant, and commuting to ensure a memorable pre-and post-treatment experience for our out-of-country patients. Please feel free to contact the Counsellor Book a councelling session for assistance with any of your travel and planning needs.


Next Consultation if required

At Allure MedSpa, our support doesn’t end with your achieving your dentistry goals. For more information on Cosmetic Dentistry treatments and our extensive aftercare program or to Book an appointment , call Allure MedSpa at: 022 – 26732961/62/63

Before and After Gum Striping Images

Gum Striping Before and After Pictures at Reasonable Cost in Mumbai, India

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FAQs For Gum Striping

  • Why gum stripping is done?
  • If you feel some tear of your gums and there might be some bleeding, it is time to take care of your gums. The procedure of gum stripping is done in such cases.

  • Will I feel pain during procedure?
  • You might feel a slight pain while conducting the procedure. There might be slight bleeding from the gums after the procedure is completed, which is quite normal. You will be infused with anesthesia, so the gums feel numb. You will even be provided with medications after the procedure is undertaken.

  • Is there any side effects?
  • There are no side effects of this procedure. There might be slight bleeding, which is quite normal.

  • Is the result long term?
  • The result is long term and you can maintain it for the longest term.

  • How long will I have to wait to get result?
  • It will take some time to get the results. You will need few visits to the dentist to continue with the procedure. Once the treatment is completed, you will get stronger gums and the gum bleeding will be taken care of.

  • How long will the procedure take to complete?
  • The procedure is completed within a matter of few hours and you will have to visit the dentist for follow ups.