Believe it or not, your gums have a big effect on the appearance of your teeth. For example, you may be self-conscious because of small teeth, when in actuality you have large gums that are covering them up. On the flipside, gums that are too high can make teeth appear long and narrow, which may be equally aesthetically unpleasing. Through a gum contouring treatment from Dr. Hadley, you can greatly improve the appearance of your teeth.
Gum recession, a condition wherein the gums pull away from the teeth and appear too high, is not only unsightly, but can lead to dental and other health problems down the road. Sometimes, gum recession is a symptom of periodontal disease, a serious condition that threatens the health of your gums and the teeth they support. Gum contouring can help fight the appearance of gum recession, and even improve your oral health by increasing the gums’ ability to protect your teeth.
Your Gum Contouring Procedure
After a consultation with Dr. Hadley, we’ll perform your gum contouring procedure right in our dental offices. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Hadley will explain the exact tools and procedures he’ll be using on your teeth and gums. We’ll use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and make sure that you’re comfortable during the procedure.
After your gum contouring procedure, you may experience some mild soreness. You’ll need to eat soft foods that will not irritate your gums, avoiding spices and any foods that are crunchy or sharp. Before your procedure, we’ll give you specific instructions on how to care for your gums and set up a time for you to come back in for a check-up.
If your teeth appear too large, too small, or you’re suffering from a periodontal condition like gum recession, you can improve the appearance and health of your teeth today. Call Dr. Hadley today and find out how you can get the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve been dreaming of.