Laser gum reshaping is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments among patients with an uneven gum line or gummy smile. With this procedure, dentists can reshape the gum line and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Pacific Dental Care provides a number of laser gum reshaping options as the treatment experience is more comfortable for patients than ever.
What does Laser Gum Reshaping Involve?
Laser gum reshaping consists of removing a small amount of soft gum tissue to create a more uniform gum line. This minimizes the visibility of gum tissue when patients smile. The procedure starts with a local anesthetic to numb the gum tissue and minimize any discomfort during the treatment.
With the teeth completely numb, your cosmetic dentist will use a dental laser to reshape the gum line and create a more appealing aesthetic. This may include the removal of gum tissue across the upper gum line as well as the removal of extra gum tissue from individual teeth. The process can take no more than an hour, and once the gums are reshaped, the patient can return home.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
The laser gum reshaping process creates a minimal amount of side effects. There may still be minor discomfort during the recovery period. To reduce any additional pain, avoid foods that contain spicy ingredients as well as foods that have extremely high or cold temperatures. Continue to practice good brushing and flossing habits the following days after the treatment. Be as gentle as possible when caring for your teeth during the recovery period.
For additional information on laser gum reshaping or to schedule an appointment, contact the team at Pacific Dental Care today.