One of the many services that we are pleased to provide for our Mansfield, TX, area patients is gum contouring. Misshaped gums can cause a variety of problems, some of which are cosmetic and some of which can cause discomfort for the patient. Whatever your gum issues may be, gum contouring is one possible remedy that is fast and remarkably simple to perform.
When Gum Contouring May Be Needed
There are several different situations that might call for the gum contouring procedure, including the following.
- Patients with a “gummy” smile – in other words, a gum line that comes too far down on the top front teeth – are often amazed at how much of a difference gum contouring can make in the appearance of their smiles.
- Patients with impacted teeth – in other words, teeth that have not fully erupted through the gum surface – often feel significant relief thanks to gum contouring.
- Patients with excess frenum tissue – in other words, the portion of the gum tissue that connects the gums to the upper lip – can be helped by a gum contouring procedure called a frenectomy.
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What You Need to Know about Gum Contouring
The procedure involved in gum contouring is remarkably fast and easy. It involves use of a laser to change the shape of the gum and/or remove excess gum tissue. Use of this laser allows the gums to heal relatively quickly and greatly reduces any bleeding that may occur. Patients are often surprised by the fact that gum contouring is virtually pain-free.
Although most gum contouring procedures can be completed in a single trip to our Mansfield, TX, office, each patient’s situation varies. And, like virtually all other dental procedures, gum contouring may not be the right choice for everyone. Your dentist can help you decide what’s best for you.
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For more information about gum contouring, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abayomi or Dr. Modrall, contact our Mansfield, TX, office today.