What happens when issues arise that make your gums very apparent when you smile, or alters the appearance of your teeth? In these situations, your Syosset, NY, dentist could recommend a unique one-visit cosmetic treatment known as gum contouring. This could help improve smile beauty and fix your gummy smile!
When to Seek Cosmetic Treatment
A gummy smile refers to one in which you display too much gum tissue when you smile. Excess tissue could make your teeth appear small, misshapen, or uneven, and no other cosmetic treatments can correct these issues. You could also be experiencing swelling in the gums due to gingivitis or untreated periodontal disease. To help correct these cosmetic issues in only one visit, we may recommend a unique contouring procedure designed for the gingival tissues alone!
The Contouring Process
First, we will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your esthetic issue, and plan the treatment by marking the gums. Using a dental laser calibrated for soft-tissue applications, we will gently trim away excess tissue and reshape the gum line. The process only takes one visit to complete, and you will likely return to your normal daily activities the next day. We use lasers because they allow us to trim the tissues with precision and accuracy, without damaging surrounding portions of the gums. The technology rarely requires the use of anesthesia, and also lowers the risk of infection and bleeding afterward. We will provide instructions for resting that day and ensuring a simple healing process. The next day, you will be able to smile with confidence!
Addressing Periodontal Disease
What about periodontal disease? When the disease forms and reaches a more advanced stage, the tissues could swell and over time, this could also mean bleeding, soreness, and even an increased risk of tooth loss. Using laser technology, we can remove disease tissues. Afterward, we can recommend preventive treatments to help manage the disease and prevent worsening symptoms, so you enjoy a full smile that is comfortable and free of swelling and other uncomfortable symptoms. We could also perform a scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar in conjunction, so we help manage your smile, with a routine cleaning every three to four months.
If you have any questions about how we treat issues like these, or about the cosmetic applications of our dental lasers, then contact our team today. We would love to help you obtain a more attractive smile, and a healthier one too!
Syosset Dental Offers Cosmetic Gum Improvement
Cosmetic care involves much more than just teeth whitening procedures. If you have questions about the use of lasers to help address gingival health issues, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.