Laser gum reshaping and contouring procedures are performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons. At Bash Dental, we regularly perform gum reshaping to address each.
Those who are self-conscious about gummy smiles, where teeth appear too short due to excess gum tissue, can realize increased self-confidence from gum reshaping. Usually, gummy smiles are simply a result of genetics. Other times, gums can become uneven and recede from age or repeated dental procedures. Whatever the reason, the results can be dramatic and a life-changing confidence booster.
From a medical standpoint, periodontal contouring can be a vital and necessary component to restoring your oral health. Infected gingival tissue can cause pockets to form where bacteria can accumulate— causing gums to recede and leaving teeth more prone to decay. In reshaping or contouring the gums, the diseased tissue and pockets are eliminated. This leaves teeth and surrounding gum tissue less vulnerable to periodontal disease and decay.
We will determine through examination to see if gum reshaping will improve your smile. Only a dentist can tell you if you could benefit from periodontal reshaping.
Bash Dental uses the latest laser instruments available to reshape and contour gums. In utilizing a laser to perform the procedure, our patients will see instant cosmetic results with little to no post-operative pain. The treatment can be performed with or without anesthetic.
After the procedure, paying close attention to oral hygiene is vital. You should use extra care as your gums will have a degree of sensitivity following treatment. If you think laser gum reshaping might benefit you, give Bash Dental a call today to schedule a consultation.
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