When we contour the teeth, we shave away small amounts of surface structure to address issues with the shape and surfaces. In addition, we also offer contouring for your gum line to improve smile esthetics. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA, dentist discusses how we contour the gum line with advanced laser technology.
The Gum Contouring Process
When we have too much gingival tissue or swelling, this could impact how your gums frame your smile. Your teeth could begin to appear to small, or uneven as well. To correct the appearance of your smile we need to remove the excess tissue and correct the shape of the gum line. Instead of using scalpels and sutures, we will employ advanced laser dentistry. A dental laser can extract the excess tissue with precision and accuracy, removing it without damaging the remaining healthy tissue. The process is quick, taking just one visit. You then leave with improve smile esthetics!
The use of lasers offers a number of benefits. For one, there is no need for sutures and often little need for anesthesia. The treatment reduces the risk of bleeding and infection as well, as it instantly cauterizing the treated areas. You enjoy a much faster healing period as a result! For the first day, we may suggest avoiding strenuous activities and consuming softer food choices. But after a day, you should be able to return to normal activities.
Treating Periodontal Disease
Did you know we can also treat periodontal disease? The result of untreated inflammation, this disease could eventually lead to serious discomfort and even adult tooth loss. To manage the more advanced stages, we will use dental lasers to carefully remove the infected and diseased tissues, allowing healthy gums to adhere to the teeth and closing exposed periodontal pockets. Afterward, routine visits for cleanings and better homecare can help manage the disease and protect your smile from tooth loss. If you begin to notice swelling, soreness, and redness or bleeding when you brush and floss, then please let us know so we can see if you need treatment. If you have any questions about contouring your gum line or about treating periodontal disease, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Gum Contouring?
With our cosmetic care and advanced technologies, we can help you enjoy a stunning new smile. Whether you need brighter teeth, contoured gums, or treatments for serious oral health concerns, we’re here to help you enjoy your best possible smile. For more information on our cosmetic solutions, 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.