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Gum reshaping is a dental procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue or reshaping the gum line to enhance the appearance and health of the gums.

The Gum Reshaping Procedure

Gum reshaping, also known as gum contouring or gum recontouring, is a dental procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue or reshaping the gum line to enhance the appearance and health of the gums.

Gum reshaping is typically performed by a periodontist or a dentist with expertise in gum treatments. The specific technique and extent of gum reshaping will depend on the individual patient’s needs and goals, but will generally involve the following steps:

  1. Administration of local anesthesia: Before the gum reshaping procedure begins, the dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated.

  2. Removal of excess gum tissue: The dentist or periodontist will use specialized instruments, such as a laser or scalpel, to carefully remove excess gum tissue.

  3. Contouring and reshaping: After removing the excess gum tissue, the dentist will contour and shape the remaining gum tissue to create a smooth and natural-looking gum line.

  4. Hemostasis and wound care: Once the gum reshaping is complete, the dentist will ensure that any bleeding is controlled and the gums are properly sealed.

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Do I Need Gum Reshaping?

Gum reshaping can significantly improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Excessive gum tissue can create a “gummy smile” where the gums cover a significant portion of the teeth, making the teeth appear shorter or uneven. By removing excess gum tissue and sculpting the gum line, gum reshaping can help create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile, revealing more of the tooth structure.

Other aesthetic benefits of gum reshaping include addressing uneven gum lines or asymmetrical gum tissue around the teeth. The gum shaping procedure can complement the overall appearance of the teeth.

Gum reshaping can help correct gum recession, which is when gum tissue pulls away from the tooth, exposing the root surface. By covering the exposed root surfaces, gum reshaping can improve the appearance of the teeth and protect the exposed tooth roots from sensitivity and potential damage.

Conversely it can be used to minimize deep gum pockets where bacteria and plaque can accumulate increasing the risk of gum disease.

Gum Reshaping As Part of A Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Gum reshaping can have a positive impact on a patient’s self-esteem and confidence. By improving the appearance of the gums and smile, patients may feel more comfortable and confident in social and professional settings.

Excessive gum tissue can make it difficult to properly clean the teeth and gums. By reshaping the gums and reducing pocket depths, gum reshaping can make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene, improving the health of the gums and reducing the risk of gum problems.

Gum reshaping can prepare the gums for other dental procedures such as dental crowns, veneers, or dental implants. It may be necessary to enhance candidacy for some of these procedures. By adjusting the gum line, the dentist can create the ideal foundation for these procedures, ensuring proper fit, aesthetics, and long-term success.

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