The Reason for Gum Contouring

A gummy smile describes one in which the upper or lower gum tissues extend over one or several teeth more than they do the others. This not only makes your gum line uneven, but can also make your teeth appear as though they’re too short, out of alignment, or deformed in some other way. A gummy smile is also more prone to developing gum disease, as the uneven nature of your gums make it easier for harmful oral bacteria to work their way underneath them. By contouring your gums to make them even, gum contouring makes it easier to keep your gum line clean and free of gum disease-causing bacteria.

Why We Prefer Using Lasers

Traditional gum contouring is performed with a scalpel, and though the procedure is minimally invasive, it can include traditional post-surgery practices, such as the placement of sutures. At our office, we utilize advanced technology to improve treatments such as gum contouring. This includes using lasers, instead of a conventional scalpel, to trim away excess gum tissue. Laser gum contouring is more comfortable due to the more conservative cut the laser produces, and you may not need sutures to heal afterward. The laser also helps reduce your risks of gum disease by eliminating bacteria at the site of the procedure.

Improve Your Smile with Laser Gum Contouring

A gummy smile can mean many things, from a cosmetically blemished to smile to an increased risks of gum disease, and more. To find out if you’re a good candidate for laser gum contouring, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Newman’s dental office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439.

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