Gum Reshaping Treatment

Gum Reshaping Treatment By Danny O'Keefe D.D.S. on April 25, 2013

Laser gum contouring is a simple procedure that offers a big payoff and lasts a lifetime. Dr. Danny O’Keefe and his staff at Jackson’s Family Dental Care are excited to offer this revolutionary procedure that can transform the appearance of the smile using a painless, outpatient procedure you can have done in just one visit.

Our Jackson cosmetic dentistry office is proud to offer laser gum contouring with your ultimate comfort and satisfaction in mind. This procedure, for people with uneven or too-low gum lines, can give you the appearance of straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile.

The Laser Gum Contouring Procedure

As in any cosmetic dental procedure, patients can discuss laser gum contouring with Dr. O’Keefe; during the laser gum contouring consultation, he will review each patient’s specific needs, desires, and options.

Laser gum contouring is an option for patients whose teeth appear crooked or disproportionately shaped because of an uneven gum line. It is also for patients with an excess amount of gum tissue that appears when they smile. These are often referred to as “gummy” smiles.

Dr. O’Keefe may offer you a local anesthetic to numb the gums and prevent any pain or soreness during the laser removal of gum tissue. You will simply relax while his adept hands sculpt and reshape your smile.

Laser gum contouring literally reframes the teeth, creating a more even shape and improved symmetry. Family Dental Care in Jackson is equipped with the diode laser, which Dr. O’Keefe uses to remove excess gum tissue in the laser gum contouring procedure.

Why You’ll Like It

Laser gum contouring is usually a painless, fast procedure that produces dramatic results. The thin, diode laser is preferable to antiquated procedures that used scalpels and other metal tools to cut the gums, creating more bleeding and swelling than necessary.

The diode laser used today at Dr. O’Keefe’s Jackson office will cauterize the gum line as it removes excess tissue. This simply means that the wound created by the removal of tissue is instantly closed up with the laser, sealing out infection, preventing bleeding, avoiding the need for stitches or other closures, and reducing healing time in most cases.

Laser gum contouring is an excellent addition to some other procedures. For many residents of Jackson, porcelain veneers are an obvious complementary procedure to go with laser gum contouring. Porcelain veneers cover a patient’s stained, crooked, or otherwise aesthetically compromised teeth with a porcelain cover. Accompanied with laser gum contouring, this procedure can create a celebrity smile.

What You Should Consider

While laser gum contouring can result in confidence and pride in your smile, you should always consider it and any other cosmetic procedure thoroughly before undergoing treatment.

While it is relatively painless, laser gum contouring can cause some slight soreness and swelling of the gums in the day or days following the procedure. In some rare cases, laser gum contouring can cause excessive bleeding or swelling.

Laser gum contouring is a permanent procedure. Once your excess tissue is removed, it is gone. While this permanency may be intimidating, Dr. O’Keefe’s patients are usually thrilled with their results.

To speak with our trained, caring professionals at Family Dental Care in Jackson, please contact us today.