In cosmetic dentistry, the gum tissue acts like the frame around a picture; when the gums are properly contoured the overall cosmetic appearance of your smile is significantly improved. Sometimes the gum tissue covers too much of the tooth and needs to be trimmed to proper contour. Other situations include recession where the roots of the teeth are exposed and need to be recovered or the gums are unevenly or irregularly positioned around teeth and need to be corrected. When the gum tissue is properly shaped and positioned the appearance of your smile can be dramatically improved.
Benefits of Gum Contouring
Gum contouring can be used to improve the overall look of your smile, as well as the health of your gums. The benefits of gum contouring are numerous. Not only does it improve the aesthetics of your smile, but it can also help to improve the health of your gums. Gum contouring can help to reduce the risk of periodontal disease, as it removes excess tissue that can trap bacteria and cause inflammation.
Additionally, gum contouring can help to reduce sensitivity in the gums, as it removes the excess tissue that can cause irritation. Finally, gum contouring can help to improve the overall look of your smile, as it can reshape and even out the gum line, and make your teeth look more even and symmetrical.
Overview of Gum Contouring
At Wellness Centered Dentistry, we use the latest technology and techniques to provide our patients with a safe and comfortable experience. Dr. Whicker can help you achieve the look you desire by carefully sculpting the gums to create a more even and aesthetically pleasing gum line.
During the procedure, Dr. Whicker will carefully remove any excess gum tissue with a scalpel. This will help to create a more symmetrical and even gum line. After the procedure, our team will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible outcome. With proper care, you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.
Post-Procedure Care and Recovery
After the procedure, it is important to take proper care of your teeth and gums to ensure a successful recovery.
Here are some tips for post-procedure care and recovery after gum contouring.
- It is important to keep your mouth clean after gum contouring.
- You should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and use an antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce the risk of infection.
- You should also avoid eating hard or crunchy foods that could irritate the gums.
It is also important to avoid smoking or drinking alcohol during the recovery period. It is also important to get plenty of rest after gum contouring. You should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for a few days after the procedure. You should also take any medications prescribed by your dentist to help with pain and inflammation. If you experience any excessive pain, swelling, or bleeding, you should contact us right away.
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