What should you do if your gums are causing esthetic issues with the beauty of your smile? A gummy smile, in which you show off too much gum when you smile, could cause embarrassment regarding your appearance. To correct the issue, your Tucson, AZ, dentist uses advanced laser technology! How does this technology reshape your smile, an can it also address a major oral health concern?
An excessive amount of gum tissue could make your teeth appear small or uneven, framing your smile poorly. To correct these concerns, we will employ advanced laser dentistry to carefully trim and remove the excess tissues. We then shape the gum line carefully to improve esthetics. The process only takes one visit to complete, and you will be able to return to normal activities after a day of rest. We also contour the teeth, which involves sanding and buffing away outer structure to repair minor chips and remove pits, grooves, or rough patches in the surfaces. We dull pointed teeth and help correct misshapen or overly large teeth as well.
The Benefits of a Dental Laser
Back to gum contouring! Now, the laser we use offers our patients a number of different benefits. For example, the technology rarely needs anesthesia, and since it cauterizes the tissues this reduces the risk of bleeding or infection. We can target areas with accuracy and precision, minimizing any damage to healthy surrounding tissues. The technology promotes a faster healing time as well!
What About Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease?
Gum inflammation, also known as gingivitis, occurs when the tissue is irritated, often the result of plaque buildup, poor oral hygiene, smoking, a family history of periodontal issues, or even certain medications or inflammatory illnesses. Unless treated, inflammation could soon lead to periodontal disease, which requires routine care to manage. Otherwise, you risk periodontitis, the advanced stage linked to adult tooth loss. If you begin to experience sore, red, or bleeding gums, let us know. With laser technology, we can pinpoint and remove diseased tissue from the smile, which reverses gingivitis and helps manage gum disease. From there, routine care at home and in our office will help your smile stay healthy and beautiful, and free of periodontitis! If you have any questions, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Treatment?
At our Tucson, AZ, dentist’s office, we can improve the beauty of both your teeth and your gums with a simple contouring procedure. We also have procedures available to help address periodontal issues, like gum disease, or to address other cosmetic concerns. If you have questions about cosmetic smile improvement, contact us today to schedule a visit by calling our office at 520-296-5439.