Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gum Contouring

Are your gums too high or too low on your teeth and making you self conscious about your smile? If so you maybe a candidate for gum contouring surgery!

What is gum contouring?
Gum contouring also know as gum reshaping and tissue sculpting, is not a medically necessary procedure but is more of a cosmetic procedure that evens out peoples gum lines leaving them with a smile they are proud of!

What is the cause of uneven gum lines?
Gums that are too low can be a result of genetics, health problems and certain prescription drugs.

Gums that are too high us often caused by gum recession (gum tissue that is pulled back away from the tooth and exposing the root). This can lead to many other serious dental problems down the road such as: decay and tooth loss.

Cost of gum contouring?
The cost can vary depending on the work being done. It is best to talk over the cost with the dentist before hand even if you have insurance since dental insurance typically does not cover this produce since its more cosmetic . You do not want to wined up being blindsided by the cost.

What to expect during treatment?
This procedure is preformed either by your general dentist or a periodontist (gum specialist). They use scalpels, lasers, and radio-surgery to preform the gum contouring procedure. Before they begin they should go over what they will be doing during the procedure. If you are unsure of what they are talking about, always ask questions.

It can take a few day to a few weeks for the gums to fully heal. Your dentist should provide instructions on how to take care of your gums after surgery, what you should be eating and what to take to relieve the pain.

Talk to your dentist about gum contouring if your are unsatisfied with your smile!

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