Cosmetic dental care doesn’t just involve your teeth. In addition to reshaping your teeth or removing teeth stains, we can also address esthetic issues related to the heath and appearance of the gums. With gum contouring, we can safely and carefully reshape the gum line with advanced technology and precision. How does your Tucson, AZ, dentist perform gum contouring?
How Does Gum Contouring Work?
When we have excessive gum tissue, also known as a gummy smile, this upsets smile symmetry. Our teeth could appear small or uneven as well, and no amount of teeth whitening can correct issues related to the gums. Instead, like how we contour teeth by removing a small amount of structure, we can contour the gum line by removing excess tissue and reshaping the gum line. The procedure only takes a single visit, and helps you enjoy a more attractive and symmetrical smile!
We begin by numbing the area receiving treatment, and then using a dental laser to gently and carefully remove tissue. Since lasers offer greater precision, this means little to no risk of damage to healthy tissue. In addition, lasers cauterize the area instantly, which prevents infection and bleeding and also promotes a much faster healing time, especially compared to the same procedure performed with scalpels and sutures. In fact, many people find they can resume normal daily activities after a day of rest.
What If I Have Poor Gum Health?
Of course, use of lasers isn’t just limited to cosmetic applications. For people with advanced stages of periodontal disease, the gums may become infected, swollen, and red. They feel sore, bleed easily, and could recede as well. Without treatment, periodontitis can form, an advanced stage of the disease linked to adult tooth loss. However, with dental lasers we have the ability to remove the disease and infected tissue from your smile, enabling healthy tissue to grow and reducing the depth of periodontal pockets. From there, we can begin managing the disease with regular cleanings every three to four months, safeguarding the overall health of your smile. We will also discuss proper homecare routines to help reduce plaque buildup and gum inflammation. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic gum contouring procedure, or if you have experienced the warning signs of poor periodontal health, then contact our team today.
Let’s Talk About Cosmetic Dental Care
We would like to help you enjoy a brighter and more beautiful smile with an array of cosmetic treatment options. For more information on our esthetic treatments, 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.