About Gum Recontouring
The contour of the gums can greatly affect the shape and overall symmetry of a patient's teeth. This is why, at Emigh Dental Care, we offer gum recontouring to improve disproportionate gums. Often referred to as periodontal plastic surgery or gum sculpting, this procedure utilizes modern laser technology to gently and effectively alter the shape of the patient's gums, shaping down the excess gum tissue in the case of having overly large gums that make the teeth appear smaller. Typically, this procedure is performed for cosmetic reasons, but in some cases, it may be necessary to improve medical issues such as gum disease. If patients are interested in learning more about how this procedure can help them, they are invitied to call our Long Beach, CA, office today.
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"Been coming here for 40 years. Excellent care, Staff are always welcoming with smiles. It's not just a dental office , it's like visiting family . Not only has my family had the pleasure of being cared for my Dr. Robert Emigh, now we have the pleasure of being cared for by his two sons Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd to carry on the family tradition. What a wonderful blessing they all are, to all of us to take such good care of us. You can always get an emergency appointment and get in immediately to be cared for. Thank you for continuous Service."- D.P. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2018
What to Expect
Before the procedure, our dentists will use a local anesthesia to numb the areas being treated. Other sedation options may be added depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient's anxiety level. Once patients are prepped, our dentists will fix an uneven gum line or gummy smile by removing the excess gum tissue as needed and then sculpting the gum line to look natural and even, sometimes using a borrowed gum graft from the roof of the patient's mouth if necessary.
After a gum recontouring procedure, patients will feel some discomfort and swelling. Gum recontouring generally only takes one day for recovery, and patients are advised to consume soft food and liquids for several days. Patients should contact our office immediately if they have an allergic reaction or if they have discomfort and swelling for more than 48 hours after their procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Even, Healthy Gums
Do you have a gummy smile or an uneven gum line? Reveal a beautiful, healthy smile with gum recontouring at our office to change the size and shape of your gums. Our dentists at Emigh Dental Care will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that yields stunning results.