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Can You Fix Those Gums?

Gum line imperfections are not an uncommon problem among adults. You may be one with imperfect gums that struggles with the appearance of your smile and would like to change them for an extra boost of confidence. Perhaps your gums are small or receding and causing pain and other dental issues. Fortunately, there is a procedure known as gum recontouring that with the use of a laser can painlessly change the shape of your gums. A visit to Cedar Park Premier Dentistry can help you decide if gum recontouring is right for you.

A Refreshingly Easy Choice

Laser recontouring is considered a cosmetic procedure when used to reduce the size of your gums. If your dentist suggests recontouring to lengthen your gums it may be a medically necessary procedure. When gums recede the roots of your teeth could become exposed which is painful and can lead to tooth loss.

Fortunately, reshaping your gums with contouring lasering is a surprisingly simple office procedure. The soft tissue of your gums are reshaped by a laser in office without having to use a scalpel to remove or reshape the gums.

The decision to use gum recontouring is one that is usually made when you either have too much gum or too little gum. When you have large gums it may appear that our smile is all gum and very small teeth. The flip side of this is when you have small gums and large teeth. Large gums are usually genetic and not caused by damage or other outside problems. Small gums can be a result of genetics or receding gums. Receding gums can be caused by prolonged wear of orthodontic devices or gum disease.

Make the Call

Laser gum recontouring takes one office visit and besides a little tenderness and swelling directly following the procedure, it is relatively painless. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb gums and eliminate any discomfort during the recontouring. You don’t have to let your gums be the reason you are afraid to show off your smile any longer. Restore your confidence and your smile by visiting with the experts at Cedar Park Premier Dentistry to decide if laser gum recontouring is right for you.