Correcting Uneven Gums with Gum Recontouring Surgery

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A bright smile radiates positivity and eases social interactions. Unfortunately, some people find their smile unattractive because of their uneven gums. As a result, it makes them think twice before smiling. People with this problem should not lose hope for we, at Castillo Dental Studio, can help solve uneven gums with our gum recontouring treatment! Gum recontouring, also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, is a cosmetic procedure that fixes the uneven gum line to provide a beautiful and captivating smile. 

Gum Recontouring

Are your gums too high or too low?

A gummy smile develops for numerous reasons. Gums that cover too much of the teeth makes them appear smaller. The most common reason behind this is genetic factors which are unavoidable for some people because they are born with it. On the other hand, gums that are too high make the teeth appear longer. This can be caused by gum recession; a condition where the gums pull back from the teeth, exposing the tooth root and can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss.

Is a gum recontouring surgery necessary?

Gum recontouring is solely a cosmetic procedure. Most of the time, it is not necessary and not medically required. People opt for this treatment for aesthetic reasons alone. Nevertheless, cases exist where gum recontouring is done as a part of a series of periodontal treatments such as pocket reduction and dental crown lengthening. 

Recovering from the surgery 

Patients must limit their physical activities during the days following the surgery as it will take weeks for the gums to heal fully. The dentist will provide instructions for aftercare, so it is important for the patient to keep these instructions in mind and follow them if they want a speedy recovery. To aid discomfort which will be felt for a while, over-the-counter pain relievers can help. It is highly recommended for patients to eat soft and cool food for a few days after the surgery. Foods that may irritate the gums, such as spicy ones must be avoided because they can disrupt the healing process. If the patient notices excessive bleeding and swelling, they must contact the dentist immediately.

Unhappy with your smile because of uneven gums? Let our team at Castillo Dental Studio help you with our Gum Recontouring treatment in Pembroke Pines, FL. Schedule an appointment with us and let us help you achieve a captivating smile! You can find us at 17913 NW 7th St. Suite #103, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029.