Benefits of laser gum reshaping
For our Northridge patients with “gummy” smiles, laser gum reshaping has the ability to transform their appearance in incredible ways. When applied precisely and gently by a member of our highly skilled team, laser gum reshaping can:
- Unveil a larger and more beautiful smile.
- Sculpt and reshape the gum line to make your teeth appear longer.
- Create a more symmetrical and attractive gum line.
Is gum reshaping right for you?
If you’re unhappy with your appearance because of your gums, there’s a very strong chance that laser gum reshaping can give you the smile makeover you deserve. Even if your teeth are straight, healthy and white, uneven and overly prominent gums can detract from that attractiveness and cause you to feel self-conscious about your looks. You may hesitate to smile in photos, or you may cover your mouth when you laugh. In these cases, having your excess gum tissue expertly reduced can reveal a more beautiful smile that simultaneously renews your self-esteem.
Transforming your “gummy” smile
In the past, if you wanted to address a “gummy” smile, you needed to have the excess gum tissue removed with a scalpel. This inevitably led to bleeding, pain and an uncomfortable recovery period for our Northridge & Woodland Hills patients. Fortunately, today we use powerful and gentle lasers to reshape your gum tissue, so you can transform your smile and eliminate excess gum tissue in a quick, easy and virtually pain-free treatment. To begin, we will apply a powerful local anesthetic to numb the area. We will then use a specialized laser to eliminate excess gum tissue and sculpt a uniform and more attractive gum line. You can expect the entire process to be very brief, and associated with minimal bleeding.
Once your laser gum reshaping treatment is complete, you will be free to resume your normal daily routine immediately. However, it’s important to note that your gums may be sore or swollen for up to one week. For the first several days, you should avoid spicy foods to give your mouth a chance to heal and take over-the-counter pain medication to manage any discomfort. In addition, you’ll want to be as gentle as possible when you’re brushing and flossing your teeth until the area has fully healed.
Schedule a Consultation
Everyone deserves a bright and healthy smile they’re proud to show off. If you’re unhappy with the appearance or function of your teeth for any reason, we invite you to contact us today and schedule a consultation at our Northridge office. During your private meeting, our team of warm and knowledgeable dental professionals will compose a customized treatment plan designed to restore the natural beauty of your teeth -- so you can flash your pearly whites with confidence.