Serving Patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, TN
Do your gums seem to rest too high or too low over your teeth? Do you feel like you have a “gummy” smile? Are your gums uneven, making you feel self-conscious about your looks? Is it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene because of your gum line?
These are all questions that may point to one solution – laser gum recontouring. Your Greeneville cosmetic dentists at Tusculum Dental Care offer state-of-the-art gum recontouring by using a precise dental laser to reshape or recontour your gum line, providing you with superior results.
What is laser gum recontouring?
This revolutionary procedure is ideal for patients who wish to change the look of their gums. Sometimes, a person may have uneven gums or gums that appear too thick. In these instances, we can reshape them by using a dental laser. The laser yields much better results and is more pleasant for the patient compared to traditional gum surgery. The laser acts as a cutting instrument that vaporizes gum tissue as it works. No actual cutting, like with traditional gum surgery that requires the use of a scalpel, and no sutures are needed!
What to Expect
As with any procedure by Jonesborough cosmetic dentists at Tusculum Dental Care, we begin with a consultation to discuss your aesthetic concerns and assess your oral health to determine if you are a candidate for laser gum recontouring. We will also discuss risks and benefits, as well as the cost of your procedure.
Once we are ready to move forward, your mouth will be made numb in the area that requires treatment. Our dentist will begin reshaping your gums. Since the laser vaporizes as it works, there is minimal bleeding. Pus, it cauterizes as it goes so there is no need for sutures afterward.
After the Procedure
With laser gum recontouring, there is minimal downtime, if any. Many patients can go on about their day after their procedure. You may experience some tenderness at the surgical site, but typically an over-the-counter pain reliever is enough to curb any discomfort. If you experience any swelling, which should be minimal, apply an ice pack to the area for about 20 minutes at a time throughout the first 24-hour period.
What to Eat
You are not limited to a special diet, although sticking to a soft diet of cool foods for the first few days may be ideal. You may want to avoid eating anything spicy until the surgical site has fully healed as well. At the conclusion of your treatment, we will instruct you on how to properly care for your teeth and gums during the healing process. If at any time you notice anything unusual about the surgical site, please do not hesitate to contact us for an evaluation.
Laser Gum Recontouring in Greeneville
If you would like to learn more about laser gum recontouring and how to improve your smile, please contact Tusculum Dental Care by calling (423) 639-7575 to schedule a consultation.
Tusculum Dental Care welcomes patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, Tennessee.