Removing excess gum tissue can make teeth appear more proportionate, and eliminate the self-consciousness that may come with a gummy smile. Dr. Ron L. Shiver is highly experienced at using our BIOLASE® laser to perform customized laser gum contouring procedures at our Valdosta, GA, office. In contrast to other practices, where dentists often use a scalpel to remove excess gum tissue, Dr. Shiver prides himself on utilizing this quick and non-invasive method. With his advanced laser technology, he can reshape your gum line with unparalleled precision to achieve your dream smile.
Excess gum tissue can cause your teeth to look disproportionately small, and uneven gum lines can make teeth appear uneven and irregularly shaped. Gum contouring is an ideal cosmetic procedure for creating a more even gum line and for removing the excess gum tissue that creates a gummy smile. With today's advanced laser therapy, gum contouring is a quick, safe means of transforming your smile with minimal discomfort. Lasers create precise results with shorter recovery times than traditional methods.
Patients who feel self-conscious as a result of an uneven gum line or excess gum tissue can often benefit from gum contouring. To reduce risk of infection and to ensure a quick recovery time, candidates for this treatment must be in good periodontal health. If you suffer from gum disease you must receive effective periodontal care to restore your candidacy for this procedure.
Dr. Shiver can usually complete gum contouring procedures in a single office visit. You may first receive anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort. However, our advanced lasers significantly reduce pain and many patients are able to undergo treatment without further pain medication. When you are comfortable, Dr. Shiver will use our BIOLASE® laser to carefully trim excess tissue to create an even and symmetrical gum line. The laser cauterizes the gums as it works, instantly sealing gums and reducing any risk of infection.
After your gum contouring procedure is complete, Dr. Shiver will provide you with you full instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums throughout the following week. You may experience mild discomfort for the following few days, and it is best to avoid spicy foods and foods containing small seeds during this time, as they can cause irritation. Over-the-counter pain medication can help to alleviate any pain you may experience. You will also need to take extra care when brushing and flossing in the week following your procedure.
At our office, gum contouring is a minimally invasive and quick cosmetic procedure that can have a dramatic effect on your appearance.
Gum contouring is a cost-effective cosmetic treatment with lasting results. You can enjoy aesthetically reshaped and symmetrical gums and more proportionately looking teeth. Effects which can significantly boost your confidence. At our office, this treatment is also a minimally invasive and quick procedure that can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. It offers dramatic effects on its own but can also be incorporated into a complete smile makeover. With the use of our BIOLASE® laser, we can minimize bleeding and reduce your risk of infection, and your recovery time is also significantly reduced.
If your gums cause you to feel self-conscious or uncomfortable with your smile, contact our dental office today. We can help you achieve the larger, brighter smile you want.