After your eyes, your smile is the next thing people notice. A lovely smile is found to be charming, making a person more approachable. It does wonders for our nonverbal communication. Flashing those pearly whites at someone can certainly sweep them off their feet. Having nice teeth can boost self-esteem, confidence and mental health. However, sometimes this might not be the case. Sometimes the genetics intervene or medication that we’ve been taking for a while. These two factors can cause uneven gums or gums that cover too much of the teeth, resulting in what is popularly referred to as the “gummy” smile. The opposite would be the case where you can have receding gums. No need to worry, because this is all easily solvable.
Gum recontouring is performed by highly qualified dentists and periodontists and we are proud to offer the procedure at Dental Partners of Fifth Avenue and be your primary Gum Recontouring NYC destination.
So you might be wondering how the gum recontouring is done. Well, first you are given a mild local anesthetic to numb the gums, then a soft tissue laser is used to eliminate excess gum tissue. The crown lengthening helps you get rid of the “gummy smile.” As a final step, the laser is used to recontour and seal the tissue into a pleasing shape and prevent the bleeding.
After The Procedure
Good dental hygiene is very important a few weeks after the procedure. Just make sure that you’re very gentle with your daily flossing and brushing until the gum tissue is completely healed. You’ll want to avoid irritating the sensitive tissue. The last thing you would want is to bleed and develop an infection. You might also want to consider using a mouthwash to keep it really thoroughly clean.
If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth and gums look, know that there is a solution. And the magnificent way in which the science is advancing has brought us a gum recontouring procedure. Because you deserve to smile with confidence every single day.