Correct the look and shape of your gums with laser gum contouring and reshaping.
With laser gum recontouring, our team at Wildwood Dental Clinic in Saskatoon can surgically correct and reshape your gums. This dental procedure is ideal for those seeking to correct the overall appearance of gums by reshaping the gum line or altering the amount of gum visible in your smile.
Who is a good candidate for gum recontouring?
Patients who are self-conscious about their “gummy smile” or the overall appearance of their gums are good candidates for laser gum recontouring and reshaping. Although there are excellent cosmetic benefits to the procedure, patients seeking gum recontouring treatment may do so for reasons beyond aesthetic factors. Those with gum issues caused by gingival infections/periodontal disease (gum disease) may have gum recontouring and shaping recommended as a beneficial treatment to help prevent future complications. The procedure helps alleviate issues by fixing receding gums that may leave teeth vulnerable to decay from the excessive amount of tooth exposed, as well as fixing occurrences of pockets between teeth where bacteria can potentially accumulate.
What to expect in laser gum recontouring and reshaping treatment
The procedure begins with the patients receiving a mild local anesthetic to numb the gums before the use of a soft tissue laser to remove excess gum tissue. The laser is used to recontour the gum tissue into the desired shape and to cauterize it afterwards to prevent further bleeding.
Dental care after gum recontouring treatment
It is important to practice good oral hygiene at home in the following weeks after laser gum recontouring or reshaping treatment. We recommend the use of a soft bristled toothbrush for your daily routine to avoid irritating gum tissue during the healing process.
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