Typically, we are all born with the same things like teeth, eyes, fingers, etc. But what sets us apart and makes us unique is our genetic code. Though, some of us don’t like certain things about ourselves and there are certain fixes for these problems. This includes people who have a ‘gummy smile’. They usually complain about their gums being too thick and cover too much of their front teeth, which causes their teeth to look too short. It affects a person’s self-esteem and might deplete their desire to smile.
What is ‘gummy smile’?
This condition is only given this name when there is a high percentage of gum covering a person’s front teeth. This is typically a genetic feature, but can be caused by other health conditions or medications. This condition usually only affects the front teeth but can also shape other teeth out of sight. It isn’t so much a medical dilemma but is more of an aesthetic problem. It can have a negative effect on their self-confidence, which is why gum contouring is so important.
What is gum contouring?
Gum contouring is a procedure which is most commonly done through the use of a scalpel. However, recent advances in technology have produced special laser devices and electrosurgery for this treatment. Electrosurgery or laser will be used to trim away at any excessive gum overlying the teeth, and is a quick, and often painless treatment. This method also has the bonus of being able to cauterize blood vessels during the procedure.
What’s involved in the procedure?
First a local anesthetic is given to numb the area where the procedure will take place. If need be, there can be more extensive anesthesia if you are easily panicked at the dentist. Then the electrosurgery device will be used to trim the excess gum. As well as cutting away, Dr. Gyurina will also work to reshape the gum. While the laser is cutting and trimming the gum, it will also cauterize the vessels.
What are the benefits of electrosurge treatment?
- You achieve the smile you dreamed of, and want to smile all day
- Electrosurgery cuts extremely clean and quick
- Treatment is relatively painless
- Healing time is very fast
In some cases crowns and veneers may be needed to achieve the smile you want. But most gum tissue problems can be solved with this treatment.
If you are unhappy with your smile due to excess gum tissue on your front teeth, you can trust Dr. Gyurina’s special artistic abilities to perform this service and give you the beautiful enhanced smile you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and allow us to set up an appointment for you.