If you’re unhappy with the way your gums or teeth look, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from embarrassment because they don’t like the way their smile looks. There are many reasons you might not enjoy your teeth, but if you’re suffering from gums that rest too low on your teeth, then there’s a solution that can be ideal for you. Gum reduction at Harmony Dental Care in Oshawa, ON cuts down gum tissue in order to create a shape and appearance that you can be proud of.
There are many things that can contribute to having long gums. These include certain genetic conditions, health issues, or even prescription medication. No matter what the cause, gums that come too far over your teeth can make your teeth appear smaller than they are.
Harmony Dental Care can help if your gums are too short, too. This can make your teeth appear too big. We can also help with misshapen gums. These problems can be brought about by gum recession, which can be caused by gum disease. If your gum shape is due to periodontitis (the advanced form of gum disease), then gum contouring might become a medical necessity rather than simply an aesthetic decision.
Gum reduction is done at Harmony Dental Care’s clinic. The first step is deciding how you want your gums to look. A new gum line will be marked so you can see how your mouth will look after surgery. Once this is done, you’ll receive a local anesthetic which will numb the area, so you don’t feel anything. Specialized tools are used to remove the tissue and reshape it. In certain instances, it may be necessary to take out the bone from the front of the tooth’s root in order to get the desired results.
Your gums will probably feel sore and swollen for a week after your surgery. You can manage this with over-the-counter pain medication. You will be able to talk and eat, but you should make sure you’re not eating any hard food or spices or seeds. Continue with your normal oral hygiene, but be careful not to brush too hard.