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Find Out More About Laser Gum Contouring in Juno Beach

October 21, 2015

smiling with laser gum contouring

No matter how beautiful your teeth are, they can’t truly look their best unless they’re surrounded by well-proportioned, healthy gums. Many of our patients come to our office complaining of a “gummy smile,” wondering if something can be done to finally show off the radiant teeth they know are hiding inside. For problems like these, Dr. Riley and Dr. Keuning are proud to offer laser gum contouring in Juno Beach. Keep reading to learn more today!

Laser Gum Contouring Brings Out The Best in a Smile

If you’ve got problems with the appearance of your gums, laser contouring can be the answer you’ve been waiting for.

How Laser Gum Treatment in Juno Beach Works for Gummy Smiles

To perform the laser gum procedure, the experienced doctors at Juno Beach Smiles use a soft tissue laser to reduce the size of your gums. That means trimming back the gum line to make teeth appear longer. The dental laser is super precise, giving our cosmetic dentists lots of control over the final results of your gum contouring procedure. The results are consistently excellent: beautiful, full smiles.

The Laser Procedure Can Help With Gum Recession, Too

Maybe it’s not that you have too much gum present — it could be the exact opposite. If gum recession has caused your teeth to appear too long, laser gum treatment in Juno Beach is a great option for you, too. Our doctors can use the laser to make the gum line appear more even if recession has caused it to lose its natural shapeliness, or they can graft gum tissue to the receding area with soft tissue from elsewhere in the mouth.

What to Expect After Your Laser Gum Treatment

Once you’ve undergone the procedure, you can expect a healing period of up to a week. During this time, you may experience mild discomfort and swollen gums. Pain can be managed with an over-the-counter medication and shouldn’t interfere with daily tasks, like speaking or eating. Stick to soft foods for the first couple of days after surgery, and take extra care to brush and floss your teeth softly.

Find Out if You’re a Good Candidate for Laser Gum Contouring Today

Patients who make excellent candidates for the laser gum procedure are those who wish to improve the appearance of a smile that shows either too much gum or too little. They should be in good overall and oral health, too — the procedure is not a good option for those who are dealing with gum disease, for example.

 

The only way to know for sure if you’re a good candidate for the laser gum contouring procedure is to schedule your appointment for consultation with Juno Beach Smiles today. Patients from North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, and other nearby Florida communities find the cosmetic gum care they need with Dr. Riley and Dr. Keuning. Come see for yourself why they’re the dentists our neighbors trust.

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