Laser Gum Recontouring

Are you self-conscious about your gums? Many people experience an overgrowth of gum tissue, which gives them a gummy smile and makes their teeth look short, or receding gums, which can expose sensitive parts of the tooth as well as making teeth look abnormally long. Laser gum recontouring can remove gum tissue where it’s not needed or replace it where it is.

Reasons for Gum Contouring

There are many reasons a person’s gums might either grow too much or recede. Genetics is a big reason for excess gum tissue, as gummy smiles tend to run in the family. Gum recession is usually caused by periodontal disease.

While there’s certainly an aesthetic reason to want gum recontouring, gum recession can actually cause tooth sensitivity and pain, so it’s a good idea to get the exposed areas covered through a gum recontouring procedure.

Gum Recontouring Procedure

At Renken Dentistry in Crystal Falls, TX, we use laser technology to provide a safe, virtually pain-free recontouring procedure. The procedure itself is quick and can be completed in one office visit. Laser gum recontouring is a highly effective procedure with a very low risk of complications.

You’ll first be numbed with a local anesthetic to guarantee you won’t feel anything during the process itself. We’ll add gums where extra tissue is needed and remove excess tissue where it’s not. Laser procedures also have minimal recovery time, so you’ll be back on your feet before you know it.

If you’d like to learn more about our gum recontouring procedures, give our Crystal Falls, TX office a call today!


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