When you show too much gum when you smile, this could be known as a gummy smile, and even impact the appearance of your teeth. To help correct this issue, your Celina, TX, dentist could use an advanced soft tissues dental laser instead of traditional scalpels and sutures. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about laser gum contouring, and how in addition to treating cosmetic issues, the system could also help address serious oral health concerns too!
The Impact of a Gummy Smile
With a gummy smile, you simply show too much gingival tissue when you smile. This could also impact the appearance of your teeth, causing them to look small, misshapen, or uneven. This esthetics issue could cause embarrassment and make you feel self-conscious. You could also have an issue with swelling in these same tissues, often as a result of gingivitis or periodontal disease, and again, we could use laser dentistry to help offer a solution! After treatment, we could then manage your periodontal issues with simple cleanings every three to four months, helping you safeguard your overall health and the beauty of your smile.
The Laser Contouring Process
Our team will begin by marking the areas of the tissues that need to be removed. The also enables us to trim away these tissues with accuracy and precision, and prevent damage to healthy tissues at the same time. We reshape the gum line and help improve esthetics. The laser instantly cauterizes the area, so you don’t experience bleeding and the risk of infection is minimized. The system also rarely rewires any anesthesia and is quiet and comfortable. There will be no sutures, and you only need to rest for a day. Often, you can return to normal activities the next day.
Addressing Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
If you have a severe case of inflammation, we can us the laser to remove diseased or infected issues. After we trim away these tissues, healthy ones will bond with the teeth, reducing the depth of periodontal pockets. We can reverse gingivitis, or help manage periodontal disease so you avoid the onset of periodontitis, the advanced stage linked to adult tooth loss. With this system, we help prevent tooth loss and safeguard your oral health. If you have any questions about how we treat these issues, or about any of or other cosmetic treatment options, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist’s Office About Cosmetic Dentistry
Our team knows that cosmetic concerns are not just limited to your teeth. To find out more about how we use lasers to offer a more attractive smile, then contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.