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Gum Recontouring – Worcester, MA

Get a Beautiful Smile Today

An attractive smile is essential for feeling positive about your appearance. Although your teeth contribute to a beautiful smile, your gums are equally important. Unfortunately, not everyone has a perfect gum line. In fact, many people deal with uneven gums, excessive tissue, or damage from infection. No matter the issue, we can improve your smile with gum recontouring in Worcester. The cosmetic procedure can create harmony between your teeth and gums to give you the beautiful smile you deserve.

Who is a Candidate for Gum Contouring?

Man with attractive smile after gum recontouring in Worcester

If you’re displeased with the way your gums look, your cosmetic dentist can help. Gum recontouring is recommended for people who have a “gummy” smile that cause the teeth to look smaller than they should. In some cases, it can also be used to help patients who have exposed tooth roots from gum recession.

Gum recontouring can also be recommended for medical purposes, such as to treat periodontal therapy. The infection damages the gum line, creating pockets between the teeth and the tissue. Gum reshaping removes the pockets, allowing the tissue to reseal to the teeth.

Overall, you can benefit from gum contouring if you have:

  • Gummy smile
  • Uneven gum line
  • Illusion of teeth being short
  • Illusion of teeth being uneven sizes
  • Illusion of crookedness
  • Redness or inflammation of the gums
  • Pain or inflammation from excess tissue
  • Periodontal disease

How Does Gum Reshaping Work?

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You’ll first need an initial consultation with your dentist in Worcester to ensure you’re a candidate for the procedure. A customized treatment plan is created before you’re scheduled for your appointment.

New advancements in dentistry now make the procedure less invasive; however, we will apply a mild local anesthetic to prevent any irritation. We’ll use a special dental tool to reshape the gum line and remove excess tissue. This provides accurate results to achieve the results you want.

Over the next couple of weeks, your gum tissue will heal to create lasting results. It’s normal for your gums to be a bit tender for a few days, so you’ll want to stick to a soft diet that doesn’t include spicy or acidic foods. Don’t eat anything that’s crunchy or sharp, like taco shells or chips.

Although your gums might be a little a sore, it’s best to maintain your oral hygiene to prevent any unexpected complications, like infection. We’ll explain how to best care for your teeth and gums. You can use an over-the-counter pain reliever to manage your discomfort.

What are the Benefits of Gum Recontouring?

Woman with proportioned teeth after gum recontouring

Gum recontouring provides various advantages, including:

  • Improves confidence
  • Even gum line
  • Resolves gummy smile
  • Fights tooth decay
  • Treats periodontal disease
  • Less invasive
  • Accurate results
  • Stop receding gum line
  • Short recovery time
  • Minimal discomfort

Treat Your Gummy Smile

If you’re ready to invest in your self-esteem, it’s time to say goodbye to your gummy smile. We can transform your gum line and your confidence using a minimally invasive procedure. Contact our office toady to schedule your consultation for gum recontouring.

Periodontal Therapy FAQs

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Since teeth often take the spotlight when it comes to oral health, it’s not surprising that patients have lots of questions when it comes to treating their gums. Don’t worry – we’re here to make finding the answers you’re looking for easy! If you’d like to talk to our team directly, then we encourage you to schedule a consultation so we can address your specific questions. If you’d like to learn more general information about periodontal therapy, then simply keep reading.

What If I Don’t Get Periodontal Therapy?

Since gum disease often progresses painlessly, many patients think that it doesn’t require urgent treatment. That’s simply not the case! If left alone, the infection can advance, leading to serious consequences like bone loss. Plus, the bacteria can spread throughout your body, even to your vital organs. In short, gum disease can negatively impact the look and function of your smile as well as your overall health, so don’t put off the necessary treatment.

How Should I Prepare for Periodontal Therapy?

Before your appointment, your dentist will review how to prepare for your treatment. Oftentimes, it includes best practices like not smoking or drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before the procedure. The recommendations may also extend to avoiding certain medications, like aspirin or blood thinners. And, of course, you should prioritize your oral health by implementing a solid oral hygiene routine and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Is Periodontal Therapy Painful?

Our team at University Dental Group is proud to provide treatment that’s both gentle and effective. Of course, if you struggle with sensitive teeth or gums, we can take additional steps to keep you comfortable in the treatment chair, like using a numbing agent.

Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Periodontal Therapy?

Some dental plans do cover periodontal therapy. So, make sure to review the fine print on yours! Note: if you’re having a hard time understanding your coverage, you can always reach out to your provider directly or you can ask our team for assistance. We have extensive experience working with Delta Dental, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and several others.

Can My Teeth Be Saved?

You can have peace of mind knowing that our team at University Dental Group will take every measure we can to save your teeth. If that’s no longer a feasible option, don’t worry – we offer dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants as well.