Addressing a Gummy Smile with Gum Recontouring Services

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2019
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At Smile Texas, Sugarland, TX patients have access to a wide range of aesthetic solutions for their smiles. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret David are available to help patients choose the procedures that will best transform the appearance of their teeth and gums. Patients who have a gummy smile may want to ask our practice about the advantages of gum recontouring services.

Understanding gum recontouring

Gum recontouring is an area of treatment during which the dentist will address the gum line for cosmetic purposes. Patients with a gummy smile may have excess gum tissue covering the crowns of the natural, adult teeth. By removing some of this gum tissue, the dentist can create the illusion of a more balanced smile. The gum line is reformed where it is more aesthetic, and patients can smile with confidence!

Patients with gummy smiles are not the only individuals who can benefit from gum recontouring. Patients who have experienced the later stages of gum disease often experience gum recession. This causes the gums to pull back from the teeth. With gum recontouring, patients can also add gum tissue where necessary with specialized techniques such as gum grafting. All these options are available with the team of Smile Texas!

What can I expect after gum recontouring

As with any procedure, there is often a time period of healing and recovery. Gum contouring patients may experience some mild discomfort for a few days, but this can be addressed with the use of over-the-counter pain medications. Patients will often benefit as well from eating softer foods while their gum tissues heal from the procedure. This may include eggs, yogurts, and pastas. Patients should follow their dentist’s instructions for brushing and flossing the teeth as these areas heal to avoid infection or further problems. Any time a patient experiences problems such as excessive bleeding or continued swelling, they should visit their dentist for further evaluation.

Improve the appearance of your smile with gum recontouring services

Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Smile Texas are here to assist patients with the treatment of a gummy smile using gum recontouring services. Contact the Sugarland, TX area practice for an appointment by calling (281) 265-7645.

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