Did you know that if you aren’t happy with your gums' appearance, there’s something you can do about it? Dental technology is continually evolving, and one of the most notable recent advancements is laser gum surgery. This procedure is straightforward and you’ll love the look of your smile after it’s done.
Dr. Kelly can use lasers as a cosmetic treatment to reshape or contour your gums, making them more even by removing some tissue. If you feel like you have a “gummy” smile, this treatment can correct issues such as:
We can also use laser gum surgery for procedures meant to improve your oral health, such as treating gum disease.
This method is very safe, and many patients find it to be painless. The laser even cauterizes the gum as it cuts, making it far less likely to cause infection. After the procedure, you may feel some minimal discomfort. However, this can easily be taken care of with some ibuprofen.
To promote healing, it’s essential to avoid foods that may irritate the gum. We will go over this with you in detail when you come in for the procedure. You should also be gentler with brushing and use a brush with soft bristles.
Laser gum surgery has many useful benefits to give you an appearance you can be happy with. Some of the benefits you’ll notice include:
Ready to find out if laser gum surgery is for you? Contact My Smile Dentistry today to schedule a consultation.