Our group of practices can make a dramatic difference to your smile with gum recontouring. If you have an uneven gum line or your teeth look disproportionately short due to a “gummy” smile, gum recontouring can work wonders, bringing a more attractive balance between gums and teeth. If your gums have receded, creating the appearance of very long teeth, our Oshawa gum recontouring techniques will restore a more proportionate frame for your smile. And, as an added benefit, gum recontouring can also prevent tooth loss and tooth sensitivity due to receding gums!
If you have excess gum tissue, your dentist in Brantford will use a special laser to carefully trim away the excess tissue and shape a more proportional gum line. If you have receding gums, we will take some tissue from the roof of your mouth and graft it to your gum line. Both procedures are quick and done under anaesthetic, so most patients feel little or no pain.
It is normal for gums to be a little tender or swollen in the week following your appointment. Most patients find an over-the-counter analgesic, like ibuprofen, sufficient to handle the discomfort. To promote faster healing and prevent infection, we also recommend that patients rinse with salt water or antibacterial mouthwash twice a day for two weeks following their appointment.
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