Some patients need specialized treatment to reshape their gums. Excessive gum tissue can cover teeth and make them look short. Receding gums can make teeth look too long and expose sensitive parts of the tooth, which can make hot and cold food painful. Whether your mouth has become sensitive from too little gum tissue, or your smile has become too gummy, Renken Dentistry can use laser gum recontouring to fix it.
Reasons for Gum Reshaping
Patients who have too much or too little gum tissue often choose laser gum surgery for a safe, quick, and effective procedure that has big results! Gummy smiles tend to run in families, although certain medications can also cause excessive gum tissue. If your gums have receded, it may be a sign of periodontal disease. Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity and pain to the exposed teeth. If you leave this condition untreated, it can lead to serious issues.
Fortunately, Renken Dentistry offers laser gum recontouring and reshaping in our dental offices. We start by numbing the treatment area to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the process, then use a laser to add gums where tissue is needed and remove gums where it isn’t. This procedure is extremely effective, and since there is no cutting of skin, laser procedures require less recovery time and heal faster.
Whether your teeth are sensitive from being exposed or you want to correct the appearance of a gummy smile, laser gum recontouring can help! Our dentists would be happy to discuss your concerns and needs. We make an individual treatment plan for each patient based on your wishes, dental health history, and budget. Call Renken Dentistry today to make an appointment to discuss your smile.