Handle a gummy smile!
It is entirely possible to have nothing wrong with your teeth, but still not have the wonderful smile that you really want. You may have a “gummy” smile. This is where the gums are covering up too much of your teeth, making your teeth appear smaller. Gums can also overgrow in certain sections of your mouth, making your smile look uneven or lopsided.
Dr. Raisch corrects this using state-of-the-art laser technology and a procedure called gum contouring.
Gum contouring is a safe and effective procedure used to improve your smile by evening up your gums or reducing the amount of gum that covers your teeth. The results can be amazing and really improve your smile.
How gum contouring works
Modern laser dentistry makes gum contouring a relatively easy procedure. A laser light is used to trim the gums back, lifting the gum line to expose more of the tooth surface. Gum contouring is usually only done to the front teeth.
Laser technology safely trims gum tissue and is quick-healing because the laser also seals the gums, minimizing bleeding and speeding up recovery time.
Sometimes bone reduction at the front of the tooth root may also be needed to prevent regrowth of the gum tissue.
Is gum contouring right for you? Call 614-267-5413 or click here to request an appointment online. Dr. Raisch's gum contouring patients come from Beechwold, Clintonville, Columbus, Worthington, Arlington and neighboring communities.