Gum Contouring – Washington DC Dentist

 

People who have gums that are too high or too low on their teeth can be unhappy by their appearance. Those who desire an improved gum line can seek gum reshaping. Gum reshaping is essentially tissue sculpting, which can even out or improve a gum line, giving you the smile you have always wanted.

 

Causes of Uneven Gums

 

There can be a myriad of problems for uneven gums, from genetics to medications. Gums that are too high is a result from receding gums, that is a condition when the gum tissue pulls back from the tooth, exposing the tooth’s root. This can sometimes lead to painful sensitivity. Gum recession can in itself be caused by gums and the bone itself from periodontal disease.

 

Dentist will employ the use of scalpels, lasers and radio surgery as part of the procedure. Before the dentist continues they will mark the new gum line with a pen so that you can see where the new gum line will be, should it be raised or lowered to achieve the desired effect.

 

It may take several days for your gums to heal properly.

 

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