Beauty is associated with the eyes of the beholder; the case is however different when it comes to smiles. Beautiful smiles are characterized by a beautiful set of teeth and a well-aligned gumline. Smiles are said to be a symbol of joy and approachability. However, receding gums can interfere with the aesthetics of the smile. Gum line contouring is done to enhance the overall look of a patient's smile. It is also called gum sculpting, gingivoplasty, or gum reshaping.
What it involves
Before you undergo this procedure, you are advised to seek a professional's advice. This procedure is characterized by surgical reshaping of the gums around the teeth. It is done by a periodontist with the use of laser-guided technology. The laser cuts away portions of the gum that are receding exposing a bigger part of your tooth's surface. Another procedure that is done on the gums is gingivectomy which is done to remove the infected gum tissues.
What is the recovery like
Laser technology is very efficient, therefore, if the periodontist used a laser for the operation, then the healing process and duration will be short. This is because the process is minimally invasive. If a scalpel is involved, you will need to be stitched up after they are done with the operation. Two weeks is the maximum time needed for full recovery in either case. Mild pain and irritation are also expected, but if you use and follow the dentist's instructions you will be assured of a quick recovery. For mild pain, you will be given antibiotic prescriptions that also help in killing the bacteria that might tend to access the area of operation. During this recovery journey, you are expected to stick to a soft foods diet of maybe soup or smoothies. In addition to that, our dentists will advise you to stay away from spicy foods and acidic foods since they destroy your gums. This and more information are offered at our branches. Our doors are open, call us today.
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