At Whitaker Family Dentistry, we believe that every patient deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. We work tirelessly to provide options for achieving the smile you have always wanted. By visiting our dental professionals in Fort Valley, GA, you can be one step closer to your perfect smile. One of the ways we help patients get the smile of their dreams is by gum shaping.
What Is Gum Shaping?
Gum reshaping allows your dentist to modify the appearance of your gums when there is too much or too little of teeth exposed. By shaping the gums, your dentist can help you achieve the smile you desire. The gums may need to be reshaped for both cosmetic as well as functional reasons. Speak with your dentist to evaluate your oral health and determine if gum shaping will be beneficial for your teeth.
How Does Shaping the Gums Work?
This procedure is performed in your dentist’s office and involves removing excess tissue using a soft tissue laser. The laser allows your dentist to contour the gums and seal the tissue that has been affected so that the gums don’t bleed and the ideal gum shape can be achieved. Using a laser to perform the procedure also allows your dental professional to eliminate areas where bacteria could become trapped and lead to infections in the future.
Periodontal gum contouring is a procedure that can be used to treat periodontal disease along with other oral health issues, such as gingival infections or tooth decay. Periodontal disease that is caused by irregularities in the gums can be prevented by shaping the gums and covering any exposed roots and removing pockets where bacteria can accumulate.
Cosmetic Gum Modification
Your gums could also be shaped due to aesthetic desires. If your gums are uneven or show too much of your teeth, speak with your dentist about gum shaping. Shaping your gums could help eliminate “gummy” smiles, irregularities in the gum tissue, and exposed roots when the gums have receded.
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