Modern technology has provided dentists with some excellent methods to resolve certain conditions. One of those is gum contouring, a procedure used to remove excess gum tissue. Because the process is completed with a laser, gum contouring
is quick and simple, and healing time is minimal.
Do You Need Gum Contouring?
The process of contouring gum tissue is useful for a variety of issues. People who have a gummy smile i.e., patients whose gums come too far down on their front teeth are often impressed by how different their smiles appear after the laser procedure.
Gum contouring is also used for impacted wisdom teeth, as well as to remove excess frenum tissue (the gum tissue that connects the gums to the upper lip).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GUM CONTOURING
Because a laser is used, the gum contouring procedure is remarkably fast and easy. The patient usually feels very little if any discomfort; bleeding is minimal; and recovery time is short. Many of these procedures can be completed in a single trip to one of our offices.
Of course, gum contouring may not be right for every patient. If you are wondering whether or not this procedure would work for you, schedule an appointment to discuss it with Dr. Argandona. She can help you decide whether or not you would benefit from gum contouring.