Gum Contouring With Laser Technology

We’ve been discussing our cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening and our single-visit bonding and contouring treatment options. However, we can also address esthetic issues with the appearance of your gum tissue. Find out when you should see your Tucson, AZ, dentist for gum contouring using dental laser technology.

Why Do Gums Need Contouring?

When we have excessive gingival tissue on display, this can have negative impacts on the appearance of our smile. Our gums frame our smile, so this could make some teeth appear too small or too large, others could appear short or uneven. Unfortunately, no amount of teeth whitening or other cosmetic issues can address the problem if the frame itself needs work. Which is why we offer gum contouring, which corrects the problem in as little as one visit.

Laser Technology

To perform the procedure, our team employs advanced laser technology. The dental laser trims away the excess tissues with accuracy and precision, preventing damage to healthy tissue. We then reshape the gum line to ensure a more attractive smile, and rarely require the use of any dental anesthesia. The laser instantly cauterizes the treated area, preventing bleeding and infection, and ensuring a fast and complication-free healing process. The laser is quiet as well, and treatment using this technology means we don’t need to employ sutures to the area. You should avoid strenuous activity for a day, but can return to your normal activities and eating habits after a day or two of rest. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help the area heal and schedule follow-up visits the monitor you smile afterward.

Treating Periodontal Disease

Did you know at we can use the same technology to address more advanced cases of periodontal disease as well? When periodontal disease forms, we often encounter sore, red, and bleeding gums. Over time, the advanced stage could form that causes adult tooth loss. To prevent this, we can use the laser technology to remove the infected and diseased tissue, allowing healthy tissue to flourish and attach to the teeth, reducing the depth of periodontal pockets. Afterward, we can better manage the disease with our routine cleanings every three to four months, protecting your smile from painful symptoms and tooth loss. If you have any questions about our cosmetic gum contouring, or if you would like to talk about possible periodontal disease treatments, then contact our team today for more information. We want to help you greet the New Year with a more attractive and healthier smile!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

We would love to help you enjoy a healthier smile, while also correcting esthetic concerns. For more information on our cosmetic treatments, then schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.