How Can Laser Gum Treatment Elevate My Smile?
More people deal with a gummy smile than you might think, and while there is nothing inherently wrong with this, you might not like the appearance of your smile. However, with laser gum recontouring, you can treat your gummy smile quickly and comfortably. Dr. Spiker Davis and Dr. Matt Guerre can help you find the best treatment possible to elevate your smile. Schedule a consultation with Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston, TX today.
What is laser gum recontouring treatment?
Laser gum recontouring is a procedure designed to remove extra gums without an invasive or painful procedure. A diode laser is used to help patients achieve the more aesthetically pleasing smile they want by resculpting their gumline. Since this is a noninvasive procedure, you can return to your normal daily activities on the same day as your procedure. You do not have to live with a smile that is brought down by excessive gum tissue.
How does laser gum recontouring treatment work?
The first step to laser gum recontouring is numbing your mouth to reduce pain and discomfort, even if it is minimal. Then, using a diode laser, Dr. Davis and Dr. Guerre will begin to carefully remove excess gum tissue. During this time, your gumline is also being resculpted to help create the most uniform look possible. The diode laser helps to reduce the risk of infection and bleeding. The treatment takes about an hour, and no stitches are needed.
What is recovery like after laser gum recontouring treatment?
You may experience swollen and sore gums for about a week after your procedure. However, pain medications like ibuprofen can be used to alleviate symptoms. Most patients have said that the discomfort they feel is minimal and does not restrict their normal daily life. You should stick to softer foods and avoid spicy foods for a few days after your procedure. You should be extremely careful when flossing for a few days to make sure you do not cause any unneeded discomfort after your procedure.
What should I know about laser gum recontouring treatment?
Laser gum recontouring can help to enhance your smile by reducing the amount of gum visible when you smile or talk. This leads to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance and a smile you can love. Your gumline can also be reshaped to best fit your smile and teeth. Patients can get small areas of their gums or the entire gumline treated, depending on their specific smile goals and needs. If you want a more vibrant smile, Dr. Davis and Dr. Guerre can help you achieve this with laser gum recontouring treatment.
Get laser gum recontouring treatment in Houston, TX
Laser gum recontouring can help to enhance and revamp your smile into one you love and are proud to show off. By removing excessive gums, Dr. Spiker Davis and Dr. Matt Guerre can create a uniform and beautiful gumline above your teeth. Our experienced doctors can help you find the best solution possible to your gummy smile and other dental issues you might be having. Contact Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston, TX today for a full consultation on the overall state of your oral and dental health.