Have you ever been teased because you have a gummy smile? If a protruding gumline is part of your list of woes, you have probably though about having it removed. An excess of gingival tissue can affect a person’s self esteem and your oral health as well. Our Dallas clinic performs cosmetic dental surgery to help address these concerns. You can get your confidence back after a simple procedure that requires little to no downtime.
Cosmetic dental surgery is a field of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetics of a patient’s mouth. Your periodontist is skilled in this subspeciality and has the expertise required to give you a reason to smile again.
Your periodontist will start by assessing if the gingiva is indeed too thick. The procedure will begin with a basic gingivectomy. Local anesthetic will be applied into the area so that you do not feel anything. A small incision will be made to recontour your gumline if it extends into the gingival third of your teeth. After the excess gums are removed, a sticky substance will be put over your gingival line. This acts as a barrier and protects your gums as they begin to heal.
Gingivoplasty is a procedure wherein the outer (facial and buccal) surfaces of the gums are reduced to produce thinner, aesthetically pleasing gums. This is done by the use of a soft tissue laser or electrosurgery machine. Electricity is used to remove excess gum tissue to create that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Your periodontist is a master when it comes to recontouring. Using both procedures, the patient will be given an added boost of confidence and will never have to hide their mouth behind their hands when he or she smiles.
If you think that you might be a candidate for this procedure, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation today. Call the Park Cities Periodontics & Implant Dentistry at 214-949-1836 today and give yourself something to smile about.