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Gum Recontouring – Sparta, NJ

Say Good-Bye to Your Gummy Smile

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Did you know the appearance of your gum line is equally important as your teeth when it comes to your smile? If your gum tissue sits too high on your teeth, has suffered trauma, or been damaged by disease, you don’t need to live with the results. We can enhance your smile using gum recontouring in Sparta. We use the latest technologies to make the treatment less invasive while improving the accuracy of the procedure. We’ll sculpt the smile you deserve using a soft tissue laser.

3 Reasons to Choose Gentle Dentistry Sparta

  • State-of-the-art technology.
  • Minimally invasive treatment.
  • Specially trained in laser dentistry.

What is Gum Contouring?

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Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of your teeth and gum line. It’s often used to resolve a gummy smile by removing excessive tissue to reveal more of the tooth’s structure. Not only does this promote your smile, but it can also improve your oral health by reducing your risk of gum disease.

Gum contouring can also repair the damage caused by periodontal disease. It can even be used to treat the infection itself. If the gingival tissue has been altered by injury or trauma, we may also be able to enhance its appearance with the treatment.

Traditionally, a scalpel and sutures are used to perform the procedure. Our office prefers to embrace the latest technological advancements to deliver more accurate and precise results using a soft tissue laser.

What Can I Expect with Gum Contouring?

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After an initial consultation, we’ll schedule you for your appointment. We’ll apply a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort, but it may not be necessary because the treatment is typically pain-free. A highly concentrated beam of light energy is passed over your gum tissue to remove it with pinpoint accuracy. The laser cauterizes and sterilizes the tissue at the same time to reduce your risk of infection and bleeding. Overall, this promotes the recovery process and reduces the likeliness of complications.

Your gum tissue may be tender for a few days, but the area will heal quickly. In the meantime, it’s best to avoid any foods that are hard or sharp, like chips or taco shells. Your gums might also be a bit sensitive, so it’s best to avoid anything spicy, acidic, or hot until your mouth has healed.

Although your gums might be a bit sore, it’s important to maintain your oral hygiene, but be careful when brushing and flossing. We might also recommend an antibiotic mouthwash for a few days.

What are the Benefits of Gum Contouring?

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Using a soft tissue laser for gum recontouring offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved overall appearance of your smile.
  • Reduces your risk of gum disease.
  • No need for a scalpel or sutures.
  • Reduced risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

You don’t need to hide behind a gummy smile in Sparta. We can transform your teeth with laser dentistry. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for gum recontouring.