GUM & TEETH CONTOURING
Gums act as a frame for your teeth and play a key role in making your smile look attractive. Aesthetic gum and teeth reshaping is a process that can improve the relationship between your teeth and gums, making them more aligned and improve the appearance of your smile.
How Does Gum Contouring Work?
Gum contouring or reshaping is a surgical procedure that is performed with a minimally invasive technique at Wellness Dental Studio.
In this procedure, we removed excess gum tissue around your teeth and make your smile look less ‘gummy’.
Gum contouring essentially exposes your teeth more by taking away excess gum draping around them.
Who Needs Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring is an aesthetic dental procedure that largely depends on your own preference if you feel that you have a gummy smile or if your gum and teeth and uneven, you could benefit from surgical gum contouring.
It’s important to discuss your concerns with our dentists and have a thorough examination done before deciding on a gum contouring procedure.
Is Gum Contouring Painful?
There is a little discomfort in this procedure because we apply a local anesthetic that numbs your gums and teeth. There can be some amount of pain after the effect of the numbing agent wears off. You will be given simple painkillers to cope with any post-operative pain that you may have.
Cooling the area with ice packs after the procedure is also recommended and will give you some pain relief.
Care After Surgery
You should consume light foods and plenty of fluids in the initial post-operative period. This will be more comfortable for your teeth and gums. You may also be prescribed oral antibiotics to stop any infections in the teeth.
Most patients will also require a follow-up visit to track the recovery process.
Is Gum Contouring Safe?
Gum contouring is a generally safe procedure. The only side effects that it can have are an infection that can be avoided with antibiotics after the surgery is done or a reaction to the anesthesia.
Is Gum Contouring Permanent?
Yes! Gum contouring is a permanent procedure that will remove the excess gum around your teeth permanently. Only in a very few percentages of people does the gum grow back.