When you have a smile that shows too much gum when you smile, this could be a source of embarrassment and something that teeth whitening cannot address. Fortunately, we have another cosmetic option designed to improve your gum line in one visit! In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist talks about our gum contouring procedure.
The Cosmetic Impacts of Periodontal Disease
When you have a smile that is gummy, a term for showing off too much gum tissues, this could make your teeth appear short or uneven. In addition, you could feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your smile and try to hide it from the world. Instead of hiding your smile, contact our team for a cosmetic consultation. We will examine the smile to assess the cause and severity of your esthetic imperfections, so we can create a plan to improve the beauty of your smile! Gum contouring can offer a more attractive smile in only one visit.
Our team will carefully examine your smile and then mark the portions of the gums that need to be removed. With dental lasers, we will gently remove these tissues from your smile. Once we do, we can reshape your smile and improve overall gum symmetry. The lasts can treat the areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy tissues, and the lack of sutures and claps means the treated area heals quickly, so you can return to your normal routine after 24 to 48 hours. The system also lowers the risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling, and offers optimal results in only one visit. You rarely need dental anesthesia either!
Treating Periodontal Disease
Along with addressing the beauty of your smile with a gum contouring procedure, our team can also use the same technology to address periodontal disease. When the disease reaches a more advanced stage, this could mean the risk of periodontitis is much higher, so you risk the loss of your natural teeth. But with periodontal treatment, we use the lasers to trim away diseased portions of tissues, so healthy ones can adhere to your teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, allowing us to manage the disease with traditional cleanings every three to four months!
If you have any questions about cosmetic gum contouring, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit to address your overall periodontal health, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best smile in 2024!
Do You Have Questions About Our Cosmetic Treatment Options?
We’re ready to take on the imperfections in your smile with cosmetic dentistry! To learn more about improving the beauty of your smile, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.