How Are Gums Reshaped?

Posted Jul 13, 2018 | Share this Online  


When we talk with a patient about having their gums reshaped, it is not uncommon for the patient to be a little bit anxious. After all, having your gums reshaped does qualify as a minor surgical procedure, and many people simply want nothing to do with it.

However, getting your gums reshaped does not need to be as stressful as many people make it out to be. The process itself is simple, clean, and convenient, and the healing time is fairly short.

Adding to Your Gums

In some cases, we may need to graft additional gum tissue in specific areas of your gum line. This is usually the case where the gum has receded due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, grafting healthy gum tissue into place is a relatively fast way to address the matter.

With this process, we take a small bit of gum tissue from another area in the mouth. We then suture it into the place where you need your gumline to be built up. The healing time is usually pretty fast, and you’ll be back to 100% in no time at all.

Reshaping Your Gums

Sometimes you need to have some gum tissue removed. This can be the case when you have a smile that is overly “gummy” and you are not comfortable with its appearance. We use a specialized tool to trim away the extra tissue.

Regardless of what procedure you are considering, be aware that we are highly trained and comfortable with the latest surgical techniques. Our offices are clean, comfortable, and safe. We are committed to providing you with the best experience possible.

If you have questions about gum reshaping, please give us a call. Or, if you prefer, you can drop by the office for a visit. We’re happy to talk with you.