What is Gum Recontouring?

Oradell Dentist Serving Bergenfield, Dumont, and Oradell, New Jersey

The appearance of your smile is not only determined by how your teeth look but also by your gums. Even if your gums are in good health, you might be unhappy with how the impact your smile. Gum recontouring can help.

Gum recontouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to reshape your gum line. It is generally used for patients who have:

  • An uneven gum line
  • A “gummy” smile that shows more gum than tooth
  • Short teeth and an excess of gum

At Oradell Family Dental, gum recontouring is done by our cosmetic dentist in-office, using a soft tissue laser that produces very little heat and therefore won't singe your gums. Before you schedule a reshaping procedure, Dr. Perlmutter will assess your unique needs and make sure you know the risks and limitations.

The results of gum recontouring are immediate and procedural steps generally include:

  • Applying a topical anesthetic over your gums to prevent discomfort
  • Using soft tissue laser to reshape your gum line
  • Removal of any excess gum tissue

Your recovery from a gum recontouring should be quick, with minimal discomfort and minimal recovery time. You'll be able to take over-the-counter pain medication if your gums are more sensitive than usual and you should avoid crunchy or hard food until your gums are not sensitive any longer.

If you think gum recontouring might be right for you, call Oradell Family Dentistry at (201) 384-9292 to schedule an appointment with our experienced Bergenfield cosmetic dentist.

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