Improves the look of a “gummy smile”
A gummy smile can make you feel self-conscious. It makes teeth appear too short, and puffy gums may even look unhealthy, or are difficult to clean. Laser gum recontouring restores your smile by removing excess gum tissue without the need for surgery or downtime.
Creates an even gum line
Do your gums look uneven, making your teeth look oddly shaped? You may benefit from laser gum recontouring. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt can reshape your gums, providing you with an even smile. Laser recontouring compliments your teeth, not distract from them.
Reduces fear or anxiety during treatment
It is normal to feel anxious or afraid of surgery, but thankfully, laser gum recontouring is not surgical. The laser works by evaporating and cauterizing the gum tissue, so it does not require the use of a scalpel or sutures, and there is minimal bleeding during the procedure. If, however, you still feel anxious about it, ask Lake Forest Smiles about sedation dentistry.
Minimal post-op recovery
Most patients that receive laser gum recontouring find that they can continue with their daily routine immediately following their procedure. You should not have to miss work unless you opt for IV sedation. While your gums may feel tender and sore, you can still eat afterward. We recommend sticking to a diet of soft, cool foods for the first few days, and ease into chewing solids as you feel comfortable. In most cases, patients report only minor discomfort that can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Once the gum line is reshaped and any excess tissue removed, the results are permanent. Gum tissue does not regrow. You will enjoy your new beautiful smile for years to come. We do recommend, however, that you remain diligent about your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, as well as get your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year at our Lake Forest general dentist office.
Laser Gum Recontouring in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire
Cosmetic dentistry has expanded by leaps and bounds over the past decade, and laser gum therapy is one of the recent options to rejuvenate your smile. This surgery-free way of correcting or removing excess gum tissue can have you well on your way to a more confident you. Find out more or schedule a consultation by calling (847) 234-4800. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt have provided elite dental care to the areas of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire for more than 30 years. We welcome you to our practice.