Benefits of Gum Recontouring

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Advances in dental technology such as laser dentistry have made it possible to perform intensive procedures in a fraction of the time with far less discomfort for patients. At Tusculum Dental Care, we can use this precise dental laser technology to improve the appearance of your smile by performing a gum recontouring procedure to reshape your gum line.

A gum recontouring procedure can correct any of the following issues that are related to your gum line:

  • A gummy smile, created when gums rest too high or too low on your teeth
  • An uneven gum line
  • Inflammation, pain, redness, or puffiness of the gums
  • Gum recession

How advanced technology yields superior results

In past years, having your gum line reshaped was a major, painful surgical procedure. Your dentist would use a scalpel to cut into the tissue of the gums to remove excess tissue and then use donor tissue to suture into place in areas being treated for gum recession. Healing time from this procedure was significant, and even then only a few teeth could be treated during a single session because of the intensive nature of the surgery. This gum surgery also involved significant bleeding, as well as a higher risk of infection. While this traditional surgical means yields effective results and is still in use today, it simply is not ideal for the patient because of the time it takes to treat an entire mouth, as well as the discomfort involved during the healing process.

The development of dental laser technology changed everything. The same procedure can be performed in much less time, with little to no discomfort for the patient. The laser vaporizes any excess gum tissue, instantly cauterizing any incisions that are made in the gums, which results in significantly less bleeding both during and after surgery. The laser kills any bacteria present on the gums, minimizing the likelihood of infection.

Receiving gum recontouring via laser dentistry also means:

  • Minimal discomfort, both during and after the procedure
  • Minimal bleeding
  • No sutures required
  • Shorter procedure time, meaning you spend less time at the dentist
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Little to no downtime following procedure

Having a gum recontouring procedure does not just improve your appearance. If you have too much gum tissue, this can impede your ability to keep your teeth clean when brushing and flossing, making oral hygiene efforts difficult. Removing the excess tissue evens your gum line, making it easier to maintain a recommended regimen of oral hygiene and, with it, your oral health.

Laser Gum Recontouring in Greeneville

Want to learn more? The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for gum recontouring is to see your dentist for a consultation. Your Jonesborough family dentists at Tusculum Dental Care have the experience and training to perform laser dentistry treatments to provide the highest possible level of comfortable, convenient care. Schedule your consultation at Tusculum Dental Care by calling (423) 639-7575.

Tusculum Dental Care is proud to serve patients in the areas of Greeneville, Jonesborough, and Erwin, Tennessee.