You might not think that the soft tissues of your mouth can pose a problem to the overall look of your smile, but they most certainly can. While most individuals dislike the look of their teeth, there are many who would prefer their gums be less noticeable. At White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer cosmetic dentistry in Goode to help patients transform their smiles. Through gum recontouring, we can remove excess oral tissue and create an even smile that boosts your confidence and creates a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. To find out if you are a qualified candidate for gum recontouring, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Using a soft tissue laser, gum recontouring removes excess tissue that may be causing your “gummy” smile. Whether it is protruding gums or what appear to be short “stubby” teeth, gum recontouring can expose additional tooth structure to improve appearance as well as make it easier to receive restorative treatment such as a dental crown, if needed.
In no time at all, patients who have gum recontouring performed will see a new and improved smile. In just one visit, Drs. Julia and Brandon White will create a new gum line through the use of a soft tissue laser. This small, handheld device quickly removes unnecessary tissue all while cauterizing it along the way. This minimizes bleeding and makes the recovery process much quicker and easier.
Throughout the procedure, your dentist in Goode will sculpt and shape your gum line with the laser so that it is more even than before. This method of advanced technology has made procedures such as gum recontouring safer, more efficient, and more effective.
Once the procedure is complete, you’ll go home and spend some time healing and recovering. Although much easier and less painful than the traditional scalpel and sutures method, it is still necessary to spend time making sure your gums heal appropriately.
Apart from having a fully transformed smile, the benefits of gum recontouring include:
You can expect to feel some soreness immediately after the procedure is complete, but do not worry, as this is completely normal. In the days following, you’ll need to make sure that you only eat soft foods and continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. It is important that you be careful while doing this so as not to irritate or hurt your gums.
An over-the-counter pain reliever can help to alleviate any discomfort you might experience during your recovery process.
Drs. Julia and Brandon White will be the only individuals who can effectively determine if you are eligible for gum recontouring; however, if you present any of the following, there is a good chance you are a qualified candidate: