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Gum Recontouring Cosmetic Dentist Gilbert AZ

Having white teeth is great, but it is not the only thing to consider when looking for a perfect smile. Well-shaped, healthy-looking gums help showcase the teeth and improve the appearance of the smile. Uneven gums, or swollen gums can compromise the overall look of your smile. Gum recontouring reshapes the gums so that they better drape over the teeth and properly frame the patient’s smile. The procedure is rather simple and is done by the professionals at Arizona Smile Center in Gilbert. Using both gingivoplasty and gingivectomy the gums are sculpted to better frame the teeth shown in the patient’s smile. The whole procedure can be completed in one single visit.

The Gum Recontouring Procedure

Gum recontouring is a safe, comfortable procedure. The first order of business is to return the tissue to a healthy state. That is to reduce any inflammation and get the tissue tight and pink. Once that is achieved, Our Doctors will evaluate the contours of the tissue.

At beginning of the procedure, Our Doctors will first numb your gums with an anesthetic. Then, with a diode laser, will gently re-shape the gum line, sculpting excessive and uneven tissue. The laser immediately seals the tissue, promoting a fast, comfortable recuperation.

Recovery Time

The gum recontouring procedure itself is completely painless, since our doctors will use a numbing agent on the gums to eliminate pain. After the procedure, gums may feel sore or swollen. However, this will not interfere in any way with your everyday life. You do not need to take time off from work or school in order to recover. The short-term discomfort associated with the procedure can be easily treated with Ibuprofen to minimize swelling and reduce pain.