Do you have a gummy smile? Are you looking for a way to treat infected gum tissue?
Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental treatment that can create a more balanced, symmetrical smile. Patients who have a gummy smile benefit from gum contouring treatment in East Cobb, Georgia. Gum contouring can also help patients with receding or infected gums. Dr. Daniela Lemoine helps patients with advanced gum disease or excessive gum tissue get the proper care for restoring oral health.
Cosmetic Gum Contouring in East Cobb, GA
A gummy smile, or excessive gingival display, is marked by extra gum tissue covering the tooth enamel. Gummy smiles do not harm the smile but can create an uneven look. Dr. Lemoine can expertly remove excess gum tissue to show more of the teeth. To begin treatment, she numbs the mouth with a local anesthetic. Patients will not feel any pain as she contours the gums. She will place a surgical dressing in the mouth that will be in place for about a week.
It can take anywhere from several days to weeks for patients to fully heal after their treatment. Directly after gum contouring, patients should avoid spicy foods that can irritate the gum tissue. Patients should also avoid strenuous exercise for five days after treatment.
What is a Gingivectomy?
A gingivectomy partially removes the gum tissue. Dr. Lemoine will remove diseased gum tissue if patients have gum disease. She also offers gum grafting for patients with gum recession as a result of periodontitis. Removing diseased gum tissue prevents the spread of gum disease. Gum grafting takes healthy gum tissue from another part of the mouth and then places it where needed. Patients with mild to moderate periodontitis may need healthy gum tissue to cover and protect the tooth roots.
Ask About Gum Contouring Today
Do you need to treat a gummy smile, gum recession, or even diseased gum tissue? Address your gum problems in East Cobb, Sandy Springs, and Roswell today. Schedule a dental appointment at Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique or call us at 470.431.1580. Please feel free to ask any questions you have about gum contouring, and Dr. Lemoine will be glad to help.