Gum contouring is a procedure, which is used to reduce the amount of gum tissue that is visible when you smile. This treatment is commonly used to treat patients who have a gummy smile.
A gummy smile is not a medical problem and it does not cause any pain or swelling; however, it can affect people’s confidence because it affects the aesthetic of the smile. If you have a gummy smile, this mean that the gums cover the top or bottom of the teeth, which makes the teeth look smaller and shorter. By removing some of the gum tissue, the teeth look longer and bigger and the balance of the smile is improved.
Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure because it does not benefit oral health and it enhances the look of the smile, but it also has benefits for confidence and wellbeing.
Gum contouring may sound like a fairly terrifying prospect, but it is actually much simpler than it sounds and the gums are numbed in advance to prevent any pain.
Before treatment your dentist will discuss the procedure with you and decide how much of the gum tissue they are going to trim away. Once the effects of the anaesthetic have come into play, your dentist will start to trim away very tiny pieces of the gum to uncover more of the tooth crown. The shape of the gums is then altered using cutting-edge laser treatment to complete the new look.
After treatment it is normal for the gums to feel slightly sore and inflamed; however, this should subside quickly and we can offer you pain relief to reduce your discomfort. We advise rinsing with salt water for the first couple of days after treatment. For more information about gum contouring contact the team near Stoneygate.Back to Latest News
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