All About Laser Gum Recontouring
What causes a “gummy smile”? Various factors such as genetics, certain medications, and poor oral health can cause an overgrowth or asymmetry in the gum tissue. In many instances, the gum tissue can dominate the smile and take the focus off of the teeth. In order to correct a gummy smile, we use soft tissue like an artist would use a paintbrush. The laser reshapes the position and structural composition of the gum tissue by literally vaporizing the unwanted gum tissue. The procedure is effortless and requires very little anesthetic. Patients can return to their daily activities immediately. A full recovery is possible in just a few days. Your dentist can use the soft tissue laser in many different ways. Most often we use the laser in our Smile Makeovers. Using the soft tissue laser, we can remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gums to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetic look. The soft tissue laser can also be used to help treat periodontal disease or other poor oral health conditions by removing tissue that traps bacteria around the teeth. Additionally, many oral lesions or ulcers can be treated with the laser in order to eliminate pain and speed recovery.
Make an Appointment for Laser Gum Recontouring in Rogers AR Today
Marcus Black DDS is proud to provide laser gum recontouring. This service allows us to restore the smile of our patients. By being the go-to cosmetic dental practice of Rogers, AR, we can continue to correct the smiles of those who need it. We also teach our patients how to maintain their smile and best care for their oral health.