If your gums detract from the beauty of your smile, you may be a candidate for laser gum contouring. Dr. Kenneth Nash in Vicksburg, MS, can correct an uneven gum line or a “gummy smile” using laser technology for enhanced comfort and reduced recovery time. In a single office visit, we can eliminate excess gum tissue and reframe your teeth to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
Some patients have a natural asymmetry to their gum line, or a disproportionate amount of gum tissue, also known as a “gummy” smile. At Nash Family Dentistry, we use an advanced BIOLASE laser to correct these concerns, sculpting the gum line to lengthen the look of your teeth. When designing your treatment plan, we can take into account the structure of your teeth and gums, as well as your overall facial contours to help you achieve a balanced appearance.
Laser Gum Contouring
In the past, gum tissue removal was accomplished with a scalpel, which could cause bleeding and require a lengthy, uncomfortable recovery period. However, laser dentistry has revolutionized the dental industry. Today, gum contouring is a simple procedure with a very manageable recovery process. Dr. Nash has been practicing laser dentistry for many years, delivering consistently beautiful results.
In experienced hands, gum recontouring with the BIOLASE laser is safe, as well as painless. Using targeted light energy for precise tissue excision, this technology works to reduce bleeding and the chance of infection after gum surgery. It also minimizes the impact on surrounding healthy tissue, helping to preserve your overall oral health. The laser seals and disinfects gum tissue as it contours, and eliminates the need for sutures.
In experienced hands, gum recontouring with the BIOLASE laser is entirely safe, as well as completely painless.
Dr. Nash performs laser gum reshaping with just a local anesthetic in most cases. As always, our practice offers sedation options for patients who experience dental anxiety or phobia. Prior to scheduling your procedure, Dr. Nash can review your unique dental needs and cosmetic goals, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Recovery After Surgery
While you can expect some soreness and swelling the first week after surgery, you should not experience significant discomfort. For most patients, Dr. Nash recommends using over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any post-procedure sensitivity. You can pursue normal activities after surgery, but should avoid eating foods that are sharp, spicy, or have seeds for the first few days.
A Technology-Driven Practice
Advanced technology can help us to perform safe, precise procedures, that are more convenient and efficient. Nash Family Dentistry incorporates lasers into many of our treatments, including periodontal deep cleaning procedures and cavity fillings. If desired, we can combine laser gum sculpting with porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dental techniques for a complete smile makeover.
Enhance the Beauty of Your Smile
Laser gum contouring can transform your smile, so you can feel confident in your appearance. To ensure our patients have access to excellent dental care, our office accepts CareCredit® financing as well as credit cards. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (601) 634-1812 or contact us online.