If you have an uneven gums or gummy smile, it may be more difficult for you to develop your confidence on smiling. Fortunately, procedures such as cosmetic gum reshaping and contouring are possible. Periodontal gum contouring is performed for therapeutic and medical purposes.
Most people have their gums reshaped to improve the appearance of their smile. However, some people undergo gum contouring surgery as part of other necessary periodontal procedures, such as crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures.
Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This may be the result of genetics, a particular health problem, or taking certain medication.
Gum reshaping is performed in the dental practice by a most qualified dentists and periodontists. The patient receives a mild local anaesthetic to numb the gums, and uses a soft tissue laser to trip away the excess gum tissue.
The procedure can take from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the number of areas that need treatment. By reshaping of the gum we can restore the natural proportions of your teeth.
After having your gums reshaped, whatever your reasons, it’s important to practice good dental hygiene for several weeks after the procedure. Until the gums have fully healed, daily brushing and flossing may need to be more gentle than usual to avoid irritating the sensitive tissue.
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