What a person suffers from a gummy smile, this could impact how the teeth look and in some cases, point to the presence of a serious oral health concern. Fortunately, our cosmetic treatments include a contouring option meant to reshape the gumline and improve overall smile symmetry. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA, dentist looks at the benefits of gum contouring with dental lasers.
The Gum Contouring Process
A gummy smile could mean that excessive amounts of gum tissue make the gums appear large, and the teeth appear small or uneven. To correct this issue, we use laser dentistry to carefully target and remove the excess tissues without damaging the healthy tissues. We then remove these tissue and reshape the gum line in the process, taking care to improve overall symmetry and ensure you obtain a beautiful smile that makes you feel proud and confident.
Treating Periodontal Disease
Often, swelling gingival tissues, along with redness, soreness, and bleeding, could accompany gingivitis or the early stages of periodontal disease. Lack of treatment could allow periodontal disease to grow more severe until periodontitis develops, which destroys the tissue connecting your teeth and gums and causes adult tooth loss. For more advanced cases of the disease, we can use these same dental lasers to remove the diseased tissue, allowing healthy gums to attach to the teeth, closing periodontal pockets and allowing us to manage the disease with routine cleanings every three to four months.
The Benefits of the Dental Laser
Using lasers offers a number of benefits for our patients. For example, there is little to no need for any anesthesia during treatment. There is no damage to healthy tissues, and little risk of bleeding and infection following treatment. After we improve your gum-to-tooth ratio, we don’t need to use sutures, and there is a quicker healing time overall. The technology offers our patients a comfortable treatment experience and a complication-free healing period, so you can return to your normal routine much faster, often after only a day of rest. If you have any questions about identifying and treating periodontal issues, or about improving the beauty of your smile, then contact our team today. Remember, we also have teeth whitening, bonding and contouring, and porcelain veneers to help improve the appearance of your smile.
Do You Have Questions About Our Cosmetic Treatments?
Our cosmetic treatments are not just limited to teeth whitening or porcelain veneers placement. For more information on the options we offer to restore and repair smiles, then schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities