Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring in San Diego, CA

Gum contouring is a procedure done to reshape gums. It’s widely popular among patients who want to make aesthetic changes to their smile, as it visibly changes the shape of the teeth and helps them appear longer.

What to Expect From Gum Contouring and Is It Painful?

No, gum contouring won’t cause pain as Dr. Shervin will numb the gums with a local anesthetic. A laser or scalpel will then reshape the gums and remove gum tissue. Before the procedure even begins, Dr. Shervin will thoroughly review your options and the results you want. He can complete gum contouring within the same appointment, and you should only feel slight pressure throughout the procedure. Recovery times will be largely based on the type of equipment that Dr. Shervin used during the procedure. Gum contouring involving lasers will typically have faster recovery times, as the incisions and cuts are more precise and will cause less irritation.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Gum Contouring?

If you’re suffering from a gummy smile causing you to feel insecure, you may be a good candidate for gum contouring. Since gummy smiles are often the result of excess gum tissue, this cosmetic procedure is the perfect option for you to consider since it rarely comes with complications and will effectively bring out the best of your smile. Your gums will look more even, and it’s typically recommended for you to get them after an orthodontic treatment like braces. We recommend arranging an initial check-up to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Gum Contouring: Post Treatment

Following the procedure, it’s advised that you avoid taking any hard foods for a couple of days. This gives the gums time to heal as they’ll typically be more sensitive and prone to swelling and rebleeding during this period. We’d also recommend that you schedule follow-up visits to ensure no complications arise post-procedure.

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