Gum Lightening

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Overview of Gum Lightening




1-2 Weeks

Work Leave

1-2 Weeks

Complete Recovery

Multiple Days

Success Rate


Number of Stages

3 Stages

Materials Used

Teeth Shells

What Is Gum Lightening?

The splendor of a healthy smile is often reflected in the delicate blush of the pinky gums. Just as the dazzling white teeth contribute to a charming smile, the color of the gum tissue also plays an undeniably significant role in its overall allure.

Gum lightening, also known as gum bleaching or depigmentation, has emerged as a comparatively swift and discomfort-free cosmetic intervention. Harnessing the precision of laser technology, this procedure effortlessly removes the brown or black blemishes that sporadically surface on the gums.

Despite dark gums being perfectly healthy in many cases, there are those who choose to pursue this procedure. Their ambition is to boost their smile's visual appeal with healthy pink gum.

However, gum pigmentation typically doesn’t raise any medical red flags. Therefore, the decision to undergo gum lightening or depigmentation is primarily cosmetic, seeking to enhance the visual charm of a person's grin.

Why Choose Gum Lightening in Turkey?

Selecting Turkey as your next destination for gum lightening or other dental procedures could be the best decision you can make for your dental health.

Indeed, the country is a hub for all sorts of cosmetic dental procedures like gum lightening. Here are the most prominent reasons that people often cite to choose Turkey for gum procedures:

Affordable Gum Lightening

Choosing gum lightening in Turkey offers a remarkable balance between quality and affordability. As commonly known, Turkish dental clinics, such as International Clinics in Istanbul, provide competitive pricing without compromising on the excellence of care. This unique combination allows you to achieve your desired results without breaking your bank account.

Cosmetic Excellence

Turkish clinics stay at the forefront of new cosmetic dental methods and techniques. By harnessing cutting-edge laser treatments for gum lightening, these clinics ensure precision and exceptional results. Inside these clinics, each laser pulse becomes a brushstroke in the transformation of your smile.

Qualified Professionals

In Turkey, the number of dentists who have been practicing gum bleaching or lightening is strikingly higher than anywhere else in the world. These experts have sharpened their craft through years of experience, refining their techniques to deliver outstanding results.

High Standards of Hygiene & Safety

Unlike other clinics around the world that offer cheap dental procedures, Turkish dental clinics adhere to strict international hygiene and safety standards. They prioritize the cleanliness and sanitization of their facilities, ensuring a safe environment for every patient.

Comfortable Recovery Environment

After your procedure is over, you may have the time to enjoy a great recovery in Turkey. From breathtaking coastal retreats to tranquil mountain hideaways, the country offers a myriad of serene locations where you can unwind and heal.

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Benefits of Gum Lightening

The process of gum lightening gives your gums a healthy and refreshed appearance, subtly smoothing away unsightly dark splotches on your gums. The benefits that you may gain from the procedure include:

The Procedure of Gum Lightening

In essence, the process of gum lightening bears a striking resemblance to skin microdermabrasion or exfoliation techniques that target skin discolorations.

These treatments all share the common goal of unveiling a radiant and uniform complexion, whether it's the skin's surface or the gum's texture, aiming to accentuate one's natural beauty.

Laser gum bleaching is a remarkably simple procedure, yet its effectiveness in igniting the sparkle in a patient's smile and rejuvenating the gum tissue is truly commendable.

In most scenarios, a single session of laser gum bleaching takes around 20 minutes. The procedure for gum bleaching includes:

1. Detailed assessment

Your dentist starts the process with a thorough examination to discern the extent and nature of the pigmentation that requires addressing via gum bleaching.

2. Customized treatment plan

A comprehensive treatment plan is chalked out for you, detailing the costs associated with laser gum bleaching, ensuring transparency and a clear understanding of the procedure.

3. Anesthetic administration

To ensure your comfort, a local anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort during the procedure.

4. Laser utilization

Leveraging laser technology, your dentist administers the gum bleaching treatment with utmost precision and care.

Risks of Gum Lightening

Following your gum lightening treatment, you might observe a fleeting sensitivity gracing your gums. Don’t worry, this is a temporary visitor that will soon take its leave.

Furthermore, you can return right back to your everyday activities without any dietary restrictions.

However, maintaining the health and appearance of your newly rejuvenated gums calls for a faithful commitment to daily oral hygiene. This involves a twofold brushing ritual each day and a flossing ceremony at least once.

Cost of Gum Lightening in Turkey

In Turkey, gum lightening or bleaching costs around 200-300 US dollars for both the upper and lower gums. In other countries, the cost may reach up to 800 US dollars, especially in the United States and Europe. This apparently makes Turkey a favorable choice for many people.

How Can International Clinics Help You?

International Clinics helps international patients access affordable, high-quality medical and aesthetic procedures in Turkey. Our team of consultants is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Our partner hospitals and clinics have successfully performed thousands of procedures for patients from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Use the contact forms on our website to request a free consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It’s certainly possible to lighten the gums using laser technology.

The gum lightening session lasts between 1-2 hours and can yield results that last for many years to come.  

People with healthy gums are good candidates for the procedure. In contrast, people with oral disease, such as periodontal disease, aren’t well-suited for the procedure.

Gum lightening or depigmentation is often permanent, especially when performed by an expert practitioner.

Laser gum bleaching isn’t painful, but it may cause minor discomfort in some cases.

Laser gum bleaching is certainly worth it for those who seek treatment for discolored gums.


Procedure Results

Hollywood Smile

Name: Shaima

Age: 25

Nationality: UAE

Date: 22-01-2022

Additional procedures: None


Seamless Treatment Journey

In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:

Reception &

We provide airport pickup and drop-off, transport between hotels, hospital, and other sites


A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs

24/7 Support

We provide access to dental consultants who can answer questions, address concerns, and coordinate care


Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey

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The quality team communicates with patients after procedures to ensure that they received the care they deserve

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