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Is Gum Recontouring Safe?

April 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stansbury @ 7:20 pm

Patient benefiting from laser gum recontouringAre you embarrassed by a gummy smile? Maybe your gum line has been damaged by an infection or injury? No matter the reason, your dentist can improve your smile with gum recontouring. You don’t have to worry about a scalpel or sutures because a soft tissue laser offers a less invasive approach, but is it safe? Yes! Here is why laser gum recontouring is a great option to improve your smile.

What is Laser Gum Recontouring?

Your gums are equally important as your teeth when it comes to a healthy mouth. They also contribute to the appearance of your smile. Too much gum tissue can make your teeth look short and stubby. Infections and injuries can also affect the health and aesthetics of your gums. Laser gum recontouring uses a highly concentrated beam of light energy to remove tissue with the utmost precision. This gives your dentist greater control to provide better results than using the traditional method. It is less invasive and will not injure surrounding tissues, making it safer than a scalpel.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Gum Recontouring?

Laser gum recontouring provides many advantages, including:

  • Minimally Invasive: A soft tissue laser it’s minimally invasive. It also sterilizes and cauterizes your gums as they are reshaped. It is a quick and effective method that’s virtually pain free.
  • Promotes Healthy Gums: Laser dentistry promotes the regeneration of healthy gum tissue, which is perfect for patients with a history of periodontal disease.
  • Less Post-Op Complications: A dental laser decreases the risk of post-op bleeding, infections, and inflammation.
  • Quicker Recovery: You won’t have to wait several weeks for your gums to heal. Although they may be tender for a couple of days, you’ll enjoy a short recovery using the latest advancements in dentistry.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Gum Recontouring?

Many people can benefit from laser gum recontouring. However, only a dentist can determine if it’s right for you. Often, it’s recommended for patients who are insecure about a gummy smile. It will remove excess tissue to reveal more of the tooth surfaces. Not only can this resolve a gummy smile, but it can create a larger bonding process for patients interested in veneers. Gum recontouring is also a common treatment used for periodontal disease to restore healthy gums.

Your safety and comfort will be your dentist’s top priorities. They will explain everything during your consultation and address any concerns. You can rest easy knowing your smile is in good hands.

About Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury

Dr. Stansbury earned his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and has regularly continued his education in several specialties, like cosmetic dentistry. He uses the latest treatments and technologies to help his patients achieve their best smiles. Dr. Stansbury is a member of the American Dental Association and many other professional organizations. Request an appointment through our website or call (903) 508-4207.

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