Is Gum Recontouring Right for Me?
A stunning smile plays an influential role in your self-esteem. If you do not like how it looks from cosmetic flaws with your gum tissue, you may find yourself hiding your mouth when speaking or taking pictures. You do not need to hide behind the imperfections.
Gum recontouring reshapes the tissue to resolve several concerns, such as extra tissue. By removing it, more of your teeth’s surfaces are visible. This makes them appear longer—perfect if you have a gummy smile.
The cosmetic treatment can also correct uneven gums or those that have been damaged by periodontal disease or an injury. In the past, a scalpel was needed for the procedure. Now, you can enjoy less invasive and more accurate results with laser dentistry.
What is Laser Dentistry?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the area to ensure your comfort during the procedure. A soft-tissue laser is used to cut away your gums. The highly-concentrated beam of light provides pinpoint accuracy to create precise results. It also cauterizes as it cuts to reduce the risk of bleeding for a quicker recovery. The laser sterilizes at the same time to reduce the risk of an infection.
Laser dentistry is not only beneficial for correcting the appearance of your gum line but also treating diseased tissue. It can recontour the pockets that have resulted from periodontal disease. This not only helps to kill the infection, but it also allows your tissue to reattach to your teeth to seal out additional bacteria.
After your treatment, it is important to maintain your oral hygiene to allow your gums to fully heal. When brushing and flossing, be gentle to avoid irritating the healing tissue. We may also recommend the use of a mouthwash to help kill bacteria that can lead to an infection; however, do not use one that contains alcohol.
Get Your Dream Smile Today!
Depending on your insurance policy and the underlying need for the treatment, your dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost. We work with your insurance company to maximize the value of your benefits to reduce the amount you need to pay. To cover any remaining balance, we accept a variety of payment options, including CareCredit.
If you are tired of living with an unattractive smile, it is time to call your cosmetic dentist in East Dallas to see if gum recontouring is right for you. Schedule your consultation today!