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Wellness Centered Dentistry

Eugene Gum Contouring


Welcome to Wellness Centered Dentistry! Our practice, located in Eugene, OR, is led by Dr. Rob Whicker and offers a variety of services, including Gum Contouring. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (541) 868-2008 or visit our website Wellness Centered Dentistry.

Key Takeaways

Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile.

Gum contouring can help to reduce the risk of periodontal disease, as it removes excess tissue that can trap bacteria and cause inflammation.

Gum contouring is a minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in one visit.

After the procedure, it is important to keep your mouth clean, avoid eating hard or crunchy foods, and take any medications prescribed by your dentist to help with pain and inflammation.

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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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Transform your smile with Gum Contouring from Wellness Centered Dentistry in Eugene, OR. Call us at (541) 868-2008 or click here to book your appointment today!

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What Our Amazing Patients Say

Benny Pezzano
Benny Pezzano

This is by far the most amazing and caring dentist experience you will ever have. I was seeking an alternative dentist because I, like most of us, was seeking a more holistic dentistry experience. Dr. Whicker and the team is absolutely on point. Kind, compassionate, professional and practical.

They are the best at informed consent- he will tell you exactly what he is doing and why he is doing it at any moment. I leave the office feeing taken care of and cared for instead of abused and taken advantage of. He even reaches out later in the day to check up on you makes sure everything is alright.

I will never go to another dentist. I could not recommend Dr. Whicker enough!! Thank you Wellness Centered!!

Kismet Mayo
Kismet Mayo

I visited Dr. Whicker for a tooth extraction and bone graft for a future implant placement. I am a Denturist (I fabricate and fit dentures). I see patients on a daily basis with fresh extractions and often times sutures. I was so impressed with Dr. Whicker! He was kind and courteous and very professional. He made sure that I was comfortable with each step of the procedure and talked to me and explained what he was doing throughout the process. The extraction site looks amazing and his sutures are impeccable. The staff were very friendly and the office is pristine. I will definitely be referring not only my friends and family, but my own patients to Dr. Whicker for dental treatments. I am so pleased!

Diana Janz
Diana Janz

I have nothing but good to say about Wellness Centered Dentistry. I am grateful for their care, kindness and that I can rest assured that I am getting top quality care. Thank you!

Tonya Nunn
Tonya Nunn

The dentist including other members of the staff made sure I was comfortable on every level. They were very friendly. They were efficient but I did not feel rushed in any way. My questions were answered patiently and in layman’s terms. Overall a good experience.

Amber Winterbourne
Amber Winterbourne

They were very accommodating and went out of their way to fit me in an emergency! They respected my disability and human rights with dignity and honor! I am very happy with their capabilities and office staff! Thanks so much for all your doing!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes and contours the gum line to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

What are the benefits of gum contouring?

Gum contouring can improve the overall appearance of your smile and help to restore confidence in your smile.

What is the process for gum contouring?

Gum contouring typically involves the use of a laser to reshape and contour the gums. The procedure is usually done in one visit and requires minimal recovery time.

What are the risks associated with gum contouring?

Gum contouring is generally considered a safe procedure, however, there is a risk of gum sensitivity and infection.

Is gum contouring covered by insurance?

Gum contouring is typically not covered by insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.