About Gum Recontouring
“Gummy smiles” are caused by excessive gum tissue, affecting the gum to tooth ratio where too much gum is showing. Drs. Guerre and Davis of Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston can transform the smile with laser gum recontouring. Utilizing laser technology, the dentists will safely and effectively remove the troublesome gum tissue in a noninvasive manner. A diode laser is used to quickly and painlessly re-sculpt the gum line for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. There is no downtime and a patient should be able to return to normal activities the same day.
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What to Expect
Prior to laser gum sculpting, the patient’s mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic to alleviate any kind of discomfort. Using a diode laser, the dentist will gently remove the excessive gum tissue. In the process, the gum line is being re-sculpted for a more uniform look. The diode laser cuts down on bleeding and also minimizes the chance of infection. Treatment usually takes an hour and no stitches are required.
After gum recontouring, a patient may experience swollen and/or sore gums for up to a week. Over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, can be taken to reduce the symptoms. Most patients report that the discomfort is minimal and doesn’t interfere with daily activities. A patient should stick to soft foods following the procedure and should avoid spicy foods and foods with seeds. Extra care should be taken when brushing and flossing as to not cause any additional discomfort.
Like most dental procedures, the cost of laser gum sculpting can vary greatly, depending on the patient’s condition. If only a small area of the gum line needs to be treated, the cost can be a few hundred dollars. However, if the entire gum line needs to be treated, the price can be upwards of $3000. It is important to talk to your dentist about pricing for your particular condition.
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No More Gummy Smile
Say goodbye to that dreaded “gummy smile” and hello to a more vibrant smile. With gum contouring, the excessive gum tissue that is hindering your best smile ever can be eliminated painlessly and quickly. To learn more, call our office to schedule a consultation to learn more about this powerful procedure.