Besides your teeth, the appearance of your gums is equally important for an attractive smile. Unfortunately, there are several issues that may cause you to feel insecure, such as damage from infection or an injury. Not to mention, genetics or excessive gum tissue can also impact how your smile looks. No matter the cause, your cosmetic dentist can reshape the tissue with gum recontouring to enhance your self-esteem.
What is Gum Recontouring?
An uneven gum line or excessive gingival tissue can make your teeth look disproportionate. This can make you hide your mouth when speaking, smiling, or eating because you worry about attention being brought to the cosmetic flaws.
Modern dental technology can now correct the imperfections using a minimally invasive solution. A soft tissue laser reshapes the tissue to give you an attractive gum line. Now, you can enjoy an option that does not require a scalpel or sutures for a comfortable treatment that offers precise results.
What Can I Expect?
You first need a consultation with your cosmetic dentist to start your journey to a beautiful smile. They evaluate your gum tissue to create a customized treatment plan. You are then scheduled for your procedure.
A mild numbing agent is applied to your gums to minimize any discomfort you may feel during the treatment. Your dentist uses a soft tissue laser to remove small amounts of tissue. The highly concentrated light beam allows your dentist to target specific areas with pinpoint accuracy.
While the laser removes the tissue, it sterilizes it, killing as much as 99% of bacteria. This reduces the risk of infection for a worry-free recovery. The laser also cauterizes while it cuts to prevent bleeding. Overall, you enjoy a comfortable treatment with accurate results for a beautiful smile.
After your treatment, it is normal to experience some slight tenderness for a few days, but it will quickly subside. As your tissue heals, it is more important than ever to maintain your oral hygiene. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to carefully clean all surfaces of your teeth at least twice a day. Gently floss between each tooth to reduce the risk of infection. Your dentist may also recommend the use of a special mouthrinse to help kill harmful bacteria while your gums heal; however, do not use one that contains alcohol.
Restore Your Confidence Today!
No matter if you have a gummy smile or live with damage from periodontal disease, gum recontouring can give you the attractive smile you crave. Using the latest advancements in dentistry, you will enjoy an effective solution to get the smile of your dreams.
About Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury
Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury is supported by over 44 years of experience in the dental field. Over the years, he has continued his training in a variety of specialty services, including cosmetic dentistry. He creates personalized solutions to improve the appearance of the teeth and gums. If you are ready for a flawless smile, contact Stansbury Dental today to schedule your consultation for gum reshaping.