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Gum Reshaping

gum reshapingGum reshaping is a procedure that can transform the look of your smile. It is particularly effective on gummy smiles but may also be appropriate for patients who have a receding gum line. After your gum reshaping, your smile can look fresher, younger, or healthier. Our Phoenix gum reshaping expert can help you decide if gum reshaping is right for you.

Your gums act as a frame for your teeth, but if they are overgrown or extend too far over the crown, they can overshadow your smile. While a gummy smile is not necessarily a dental health issue, it can make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean. It can also cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. Our expert in gum reshaping in Phoenix will work with you to design your smile and create the most attractive gum line.

Gum Reshaping Phoenix

If you are a candidate for gum reshaping, we can often complete the procedure in just one appointment. Your gums will first be numbed using a local anesthetic. This helps ensure your comfort. The excess tissues are then gently contoured and reshaped to create a more flattering gum line. If lasers are used, you will experience minimal discomfort and bleeding. Sutures or dressings may be placed with traditional procedures, and our Phoenix gum reshaping expert will provide you with aftercare instructions that detail how to brush and floss your teeth as your gums heal.

Most people recover quickly, but you may experience some slight swelling or discomfort for a few days following your procedure. A soft diet without excess spices may be appropriate as you heal, but you can continue to engage in your normal daily activities. If our expert in gum reshaping in Phoenix prescribes antibiotics or pain relievers, it is important that you use the medications exactly as prescribed for the best results.

If you are interested in a procedure that can dramatically uplift your gummy smile and improve your appearance, gum reshaping might be right for you. Give us a call to schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Phoenix.

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