Create Even, Beautiful Smiles with Laser Gum Reshaping
If you have an uneven gum line or feel that too much of your soft tissue shows when you smile, you may befit from gum reshaping treatment at our Southshore, MetroWest, South Coast or Cape Cod locations. This cosmetic procedure can provide symmetry and balance to your smile. Using a state-of-the-art dental laser, Dr. Munal Salem, DDS, or one of his experienced associates can gently trim away small amounts of excess soft tissue. This treatment allows your doctor to contour the gum line so that it is even and balanced. Though we use conservative techniques, the treatment can have a dramatic impact on the aesthetics of your smile.
Candidacy for Gum Contouring
If you have an excess amount of gum tissue that makes your teeth appear short or disproportionately small, you may be a candidate for gum contouring. The procedure may also be right for you if you have unsymmetrical gums that make your smile appear uneven. To qualify for treatment, it is important that you have generally healthy gums. Periodontitis may disqualify you from gum contouring. However, after appropriate periodontal treatment, our dentists may still be able to perform the procedure.
The Laser Gum Reshaping Procedure
Before beginning your treatment, Dr. Munal or an associate will carefully plan your contouring procedure. Your dentist will determine the exact amount of tissue to remove in order to achieve your desired results. We encourage you to participate in the planning process, and we will ask about your particular needs and goals as we design your personalized treatment.
Although it is not a major surgical procedure, gum reshaping can radically transform your smile.
Just before the procedure, your dentist will administer local anesthesia. This medication, combined with gentle laser techniques, result in only minimal discomfort during the procedure. Then your doctor will carefully remove a small amount of tissue, sculpting your gums to give them a smooth, natural look. Because the laser will cauterize your gums as it removes tissue, your doctor will not need to place any stitches.
Benefits of Laser Gum Contouring
Although it is not a major surgical procedure, gum reshaping can radically transform your smile. Disproportionate gum tissue can obscure your teeth, giving you a childlike smile or making you appear older than you actually are. In other cases, crooked gums can make your smile seem uneven or unhealthy, even if you are in good oral health. After the gum contouring procedure, many patients experience increased self-confidence and find that they want to show off their even, beautiful, youthful-looking smile.
Laser technology offers many additional benefits. Using these gentle techniques, there will be virtually no bleeding or discomfort during treatment. After your procedure, you will experience minimal sensitivity and inflammation. In fact, though you may have to eat a soft diet for a few days, most patients make a full recovery in less than a week.
Contact Us for a Cosmetic Consultation
Our practice has helped many patients enhance the appearance of their smiles through gum reshaping treatment. To learn more about the procedure and the advantages of laser technology, please contact our office today.