What is Gum Contouring?
Some people have what is often referred to as a "gummy smile." This is when there is excess gum covering their teeth so when they smile, you see more gums than teeth. At KFA Dental Excellence, gum contouring can improve the smile by removing that extra soft tissue to show more of your teeth. This can give you a more attractive smile, as well as improve your oral health. Gum contouring can eliminate places where bacteria frequently accumulate, reducing your risk of getting gum disease, cavities, and infections. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our skilled dentists at our office in Farmingdale, NY to get more information about gum contouring.
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Should I Get Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring can give you a more attractive smile while improving the general health of your mouth. You might be a candidate for gum contouring if you want to get a better smile by diminishing the overbearing "gummy" appearance of your mouth. When your gums are too low, gum contouring can create a higher, more even gumline. This will show off your teeth and give you a brighter smile. Additionally, this procedure is also great if you struggle with frequent infections or gum disease caused by bacteria hiding in large gum pockets. By removing excess gum tissue, we are able to reduce the hiding spots for bacteria. If you think you would be a good candidate for gum contouring, contact our Farmingdale, NY office today.
How Does Gum Contouring Work?
Gum contouring is an in-office dental procedure done with numbing cream or local anesthesia. Different sedation options could be used if you have anxiety about visiting the dentist. To prepare you for the treatment, your gums and teeth will be cleaned, then dried. We will use a special laser tool to eliminate excess gum tissue, revealing a higher gumline. The laser tool seals the gums to minimize bleeding throughout the process. As soon as your gumline is contoured, we will rinse your mouth so you may see your results. For most patients, the entire procedure can be done in just one visit.
What is Recovering from Gum Contouring Like?
Once we finish your gum contouring treatment, we will walk you through how to care for your gums while they recover. One of our dentists might prescribe antibiotics if you previously had symptoms of an infection or we noticed any during the procedure. Afterward, your gums might be red and inflamed for a few weeks; however, with a good oral care routine of flossing and brushing daily, your gum tissue should heal relatively quickly. Annual dental examinations and cleanings are very important so our dentists can monitor the health of your gums and the rest of your mouth.
Cosmetic gum contouring at KFA Dental Excellence is a wonderful treatment for several reasons — it can enhance the appearance of your smile, reduce your chances of getting gum disease or another oral infection, and improve the overall health of your mouth. If you would like to have more confidence in your smile or have better oral health, gum contouring might be a great treatment for you. Call our Farmingdale, NY office to get more information today.