• December 1, 2017

Do you hide your smile out of embarrassment? Are you constantly covering your mouth when you smile or laugh? Do you wish you had a smile you could show off without thinking twice about your gums?

If you’re unhappy with your smile because of your gums, gum reshaping is the optimal solution for you!

If your gums sit too high or too low on your teeth, it can affect the overall look of your smile. If you’re ready to change the look of your smile by changing your gums, we encourage you to find out if you’re a candidate for gum contouring surgery.

What Is Gum Reshaping?

Gum reshaping, also known as gum contouring, is a cosmetic dental procedure that can even out your gumline and give you a smile you can show off with confidence.

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we use a laser to recontour your gums, instead of a scalpel. While traditional gum reshaping done with a scalpel is still successful, it resulted in more bleeding, a higher risk of infection, and stitches that needed a longer time to heal.

With our laser gum contouring treatment, we can perfect your smile without the negative side effects! Our laser instantly removes tissue and seals your remaining gums, minimizing bleeding. That means no stitches and a much shorter healing time. Plus, without excessive bleeding, we’re able to work easier and more efficiently to give you the gumline you desire.

Am I A Good Candidate For Gum Reshaping?

To be a candidate for a gum reshaping procedure, you must have healthy teeth and gums. The only way to know for sure if you’re a good candidate, however, is to meet with one our experts at our Shorewood, IL dentist office for a consultation.

When you come in for a consultation, we will conduct a full exam that allows us to get a complete look at your teeth, gums, and bone. If necessary, we may take some X-rays. A complete exam is necessary for great results.

We will discuss a treatment plan and the options we feel will work best for you. We will also discuss any treatment that needs to be done before your gum reshaping procedure, if applicable. Your health and happiness are our top priorities and we will work hard to make sure you’re well taken care of.

Giving you the smile of your dreams is the result we’re striving for.

Gum Reshaping Procedure: What To Expect

Fortunately, thanks to lasers, the gum reshaping procedure is relatively simple. The procedure will be performed under local anesthesia which means you’ll be awake for the treatment but you won’t feel any discomfort. If you suffer from dental anxiety or are still uneasy about the procedure, we offer several sedation options to make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment.

We will use our specialized laser to vaporize as much gum tissue as was agreed upon, to leave your smile with the look you’re hoping for. As we mentioned before, because we use a laser instead of a scalpel, your healing time will be quicker and easier. You may experience some sensitivity, but any discomfort you feel can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.

It may also help to avoid foods and drinks that are hot or cold because of the sensitivity, but you shouldn’t have to worry about restrictions after your treatment.

We will go through the recovery process and healing time with you during your visit.

Learn More About Gum Reshaping Today!

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we encourage you to learn more about gum reshaping today. If you’re tired of being embarrassed by your smile because of your gumline, we can help. You shouldn’t have to hide your smile any longer. Our experts here in Shorewood, IL want to give you a smile you can show off with confidence, every chance you get.

To schedule a consultation, call Shorewood Family Dental Care in Shorewood, IL at (815) 768-1615 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!