All About Laser Gum Recontouring
What causes a “gummy smile”? A variety of factors such as genetics, certain medications, and poor oral health can cause an overgrowth or asymmetry in the gum tissue. In many instances, the gum tissue can dominate the smile and take the focus off of the teeth.
In order to correct a gummy smile, we use a soft tissue like an artist would use a paint brush. The laser reshapes the position and structural composition of the gum tissue by literally vaporizing the unwanted gum tissue. The procedure is very simple and requires a very little anesthetic. Patients can return their daily activities immediately. A full recovery is possible in just a few days. Your dentist can use the soft tissue laser in many different ways. Most often we use the laser in our Smile Makeovers. By using the soft tissue laser, we can remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gums to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetic look.
The soft tissue laser can also be used to help treat periodontal disease or other poor oral health conditions by removing tissue that traps bacteria around the teeth. Additionally, many oral lesions or ulcers can be treated with the laser in order to eliminate pain and speed recovery.
Make an Appointment for Laser Gum Recontouring in Rogers AR Today
Marcus Black DDS is proud to provide laser gum recontouring Rogers AR needs. This service allows us to restore the smile of our patients. By being the go-to cosmetic dental practice of Rogers AR, we can continue to correct the smiles of those who need it. We also teach our patients how to maintain their smile and best care for their oral health.
Along with laser gum recontouring, we also provide the following services to help improve and care for your smile:
- Dental crowns
- Sports mouth guards
- Dental digital imaging
- Painless cold sore removal
- TMJ headache treatment
- Dental x rays
- Professional teeth whitening
- No prep veneers
- Porcelain veneers
Interested in one of our services, like laser gum recontouring? Contact Marcus Black DDS today by calling our team at 479.322.3548. The dental team will speak with you about your treatment options, payment, and insurance verification.