People are often self-conscious about their smiles because their gums are too high or too low. Gum shaping at R&R Dentistry can change the shape of your gums and enhance the appearance of your smile. Soon, you’ll be proud to show off those pearly whites!
A gum contouring service is typically done in one visit. If you have excessive gum tissue, we’ll remove it using a laser or scalpel. We’ll then sculpt a new gum line to expose more of your teeth and get rid of your “gummy” smile. If you have gum recession, we’ll remove some tissue from another part of your mouth and add it to your gums. Your teeth won’t appear as long after gum shaping for recession.
Many things cause you to have too much or too little gum tissue. Sometimes, the shape of your gums can be completely out of your control. Some common concerns that cause too much or too little gums include:
After your gum shaping surgery, you’ll need to practice good oral hygiene. When brushing and flossing, be gentler to avoid irritating the sensitive tissue. Limit certain physical activity for a few days based on how you’re feeling, and make sure to eat only soft foods for about three days after the surgery. Generally, gum shaping requires little downtime, and healing will take a few days to a few weeks.
Are you too embarrassed to smile because of the shape of your gums? You could benefit from gum shaping at R&R Dentistry. Not only will this service give you a better-looking smile, but it’ll also help reduce the risk of oral diseases from occurring or progressing. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or if you’re ready to schedule your appointment.