If you feel that you show too much gum when you smile, there is a surgical laser treatment available that changes the contours of your gums. With a laser gum re-contouring, there’s less bleeding and much less post-operative pain, faster healing than other methods of procedure for gum re-contouring. Laser gum re-contouring may be recommended with teeth whitening to accomplish the greatest aesthetic results. A small change like gum re-contouring can dramatically improve the balance of your smile... your face... and your outlook.
GUM RE-CONTOURING IS OFTEN UTILIZED TO FIX ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS:
Done in conjunction with Veneers
TheGum line is uneven
"Gummy smile" (a smile that more Gum is shown)
Short teeth and an excessive amount of gums
If you have a low or uneven gum line, often described as a 'gummy smile', or if your gum line is uneven, then laser gum re-countering can transform even the gummiest of smiles and help create a smile you've always dreamed of.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR MY RECOVERY?
After your laser gum re-contouring procedure, you may experience minor swelling and tenderness although this is completely normal. This discomfort is minimal and should not interfere with your regular daily routine. For the first few weeks after the procedure, it's important to continue practicing good dental hygiene, but being gentle on your gums. The tissue that has been treated may still be sensitive for a while- you don't want to irritate it any further! During the recovery, you may need to stick to soft foods as to not aggravate your discomfort. Do not use mouthwash with alcohol in it, it can possibly burn the sensitive tissue.
If you have a gummy smile, please call 216.464.3200 to schedule your consultation. We welcome patients of Beachwood area and Cleveland, Ohio.
At Elite Dentistry Center we provide a number of finance options via our finance partners Care Credit or Lending Club to help our patients spread the cost of their treatments and make treatment much more affordable.
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