Are you concerned about a “gummy” smile? If your gums sit either too high or too low on your teeth and cause you to hide your smile, you do have options. Gum contouring also known as gum reshaping can help give you a smile you’ll be proud of.
Dr. Carmona is an expert in cosmetic dentistry in Austin Tx and prides himself on providing patient-centered care that you deserve for patients in Austin TX. For gum contouring that you can be confident in, call Austin Prosthodontics today.
We understand that “surgery” is a daunting word for most people. However, gum contouring in Austin is a virtually pain free cosmetic procedure. Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. Carmona use laser or a scalpel to reshape your gums—either remove excess gum tissue, reshape your gum line, or add gum tissue. When you have experienced receding gums or gum overgrowth, gum contouring will restore your confidence in your smile.
There are many reasons that people seek gum contouring or reshaping. Be it for aesthetic reasons or dental health reasons, gum contouring in Austin has many positive side effects, including making your gum pockets easier to clean or protecting the root of your tooth from exposure or decay.
An overgrowth of gum tissue or receding gums are symptoms of oral health concerns that must be addressed to protect your overall wellness and your long-term health. If you are unhappy with your gums, schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmona for an examination of your gum tissue.
While you won’t experience any discomfort during your procedure, you will likely experience discomfort after the anesthesia has worn off. Over-the-counter pain medications like Tylenol should help with the pain. You might experience swelling or tooth sensitivity at the surgery site, but this should subside. Depending on the extent of gum contouring that you require, you may be required to dress the surgical site with gauze.
As with any surgery, rest, hydration, oral hygiene and avoiding smoking are essential for the gum to heal quickly. Additionally, since this is gum surgery, you should avoid foods that could irritate or cut your gums. If you have any questions about recovery or post-op care, don’t hesitate to call our office.
During the procedure, Dr. Carmona will anesthetize the area where he is contouring and use laser or a scalpel to reshape your gum line. If you require more gum tissue, Dr. Carmona will either take tissue from your soft palate or use sterile donor tissue. Once the procedure is over, he will use gauze to protect the surgical site and you will be able to go home.