What You Should Know About Laser Gum Contouring

By John Meola on May 15, 2013

Laser Gum ContouringIn order to have a smile that looks its absolute best, it's important that you have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Of course, sometimes healthy teeth and gums can't guarantee the best possible appearance. This is particularly true if you are a person with gums that are too prominent. Having a gummy smile can really impact how you think of yourself and what others think of you.

When you stop by our Boston cosmetic dentistry center, we will go over your many different options for smile enhancement and soft tissue treatment. Laser therapy may be an ideal option for helping you achieve the smile that you have always wanted.

About Gum-related Dental Aesthetics Issues

Gummy smiles are smiles in which the gums dip too far beneath a patient's lips. The problem is usually caused by genetics, and having a smile where the gums are too prominent can greatly affect your smile's aesthetics as well as overall facial appearance. Thankfully our cosmetic and restorative dentists serving Boston can perform a laser gum treatment to make your smile look its absolute best.

About Laser Gum Contouring

Laser gum recontouring is a new step forward in treatment of the soft tissues. This cosmetic dentistry treatment option is a step up from the traditional gum recontouring. During the procedure, a dentist will carefully remove gum tissue with a safe laser, improving overall smile aesthetics in the process.

What Sets Laser Gum Contouring Apart from Traditional Gum Reshaping

In the past, scalpels were used to address all issues with soft tissues in the mouth. Though scalpels were effective, more dentist have been turning to the use of lasers to address soft tissue problems. Some of the benefits of laser treatment include:

  • Reduced bleeding since the laser cauterizes as it cuts
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced patient anxiety
  • Increased accuracy when addressing hard and soft tissues
  • Improved recovery experience and times for patients

Truly, lasers have allowed us to perform various endodontic and oral surgery treatments more effectively and more efficiently.

The Laser Gum Contouring Procedure

During the laser gum recontouring procedure, a local anesthetic will first be used to numb the treatment areas and make sure the patient is free from any pain while the reshaping is performed. The dentist will carefully remove excess gum tissue from the tooth. Your dentist will work conservatively in order to maintain as much of your natural gum tissue as possible and ensure subtle yet dramatic improvement of smile aesthetics.

Other Options for Smile Design and Enhancement

In addition to gum contouring and reshaping, we offer a whole host of treatments that can make a major impact on your smile, including teeth whitening, Boston porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. We can discuss full smile makeover options with you during your visit.

Schedule a Consultation for Laser Gum Therapy

If you would like more information about laser gum therapy and how it can help you achieve the best possible dental health, be sure to contact our Boston cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve optimal dental health in the process.

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