Cosmetic laser gum treatment, also known as gum re-contouring, is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of a gummy smile. Your gums, like your teeth, can either enhance or detract from your smile. Excessive gum tissue can make teeth appear small or misshapen, and can also make a smile simply look less appealing. Alone or as part of a complete smile makeover, laser gum treatment can reshape your gums, allowing them to ideally compliment your smile.
If you live in or around the Mason, Ohio area and would like to learn if gum recontouring is right for you, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 234-5531 today to schedule your initial consultation.
Advanced Techniques with Laser Dentistry
Gummy smiles have traditionally been addressed through tissue removal with a scalpel. However, the use of surgical instruments for this procedure can be both invasive and risky. To help increase safety and produce optimal results, the cosmetic dentists at Hardin Advanced Dentistry have chosen to use laser technology to perfectly contour gum tissue.
Lasers offer a number of advantages over metal surgical instruments. Benefits of laser gum treatment include:
- Precision – Lasers give Dr. Gary Hardin and Dr. Tara Hardin complete control over the amount of tissue being removed, allowing them to produce optimal contours
- Comfort – Unlike surgical tools that scrape tissue away, lasers gently evaporate unnecessary tissue, often eliminating the need for even topical anesthetic
- Safety – Lasers cauterize as they remove tissue, reducing bleeding and eliminating the need for sutures. In addition, lasers kill bacteria, reducing your risk for infection
Although laser gum treatment is much gentler than the removal of tissue with metal instruments, you may still need to allow for a small recovery period. We will discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial cosmetic dentistry consultation.
If excessive gum tissue is detracting from your smile, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry online or call (513) 234-5531 today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our Mason, Ohio cosmetic dentists. Serving Dayton and Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and SE Indiana.