Is there anything you can do about that gummy smile? Everyone’s oral cavity develops different and some people just have more gum tissue showing than others. This aesthetic issue can cause you to be self-conscious when you smile. There are treatments available to help change the way your gums appear. These treatments are called gum contouring.Request an Appointment
Gum contouring is performed under a local anesthetic and can correct aesthetic issues with your smile as well as helping prevent the build-up of bacteria. Your gums can be moulded to change the look of unevenness and a predominant gummy smile.
At Park Meadows Dental, we are proud to be a Medicine Hate dental office with laser therapy, making your procedure quicker and easier on you. Ask your dentist if you are a good candidate for this type of gum contouring.
If your gums are receding, your dentist may recommend using grafted tissue to correct this issue. This is a surgical procedure that requires taking gum tissue from a different part of your mouth and grafting it into the area where you need it. The results will be a more pleasing smile. Your dentist at Park Meadows Dental will assess your gums to see if you are a candidate for this type of procedure.
There is some recovery involved when you have a gum grafting procedure. For your comfort and to help lessen the healing time, your dentist may recommend rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater solution for a few days. Once your mouth has had time to heal, you can go back to your normal routine and a regular diet.
Before you decide on a gum contouring treatment you should know that this is a permanent process. Gum tissue will not grow back once it has been removed. Your gums will stay the same shape after the contouring unless you end up with a periodontal issue that causes problems with your oral cavity.
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