Laser Gum Contouring in Halifax, NS

Many people experience the issue of having overly long gums, which is also known as a “gummy smile.” This can typically be caused from genetics or specific medications. However, a gummy smile can be problematic since it covers your teeth and makes them appear shorter than they actually are. If you have uneven gums or gums that appear too long, we may recommend laser gum contouring as a way of altering your mouth’s aesthetic appearance. Laser gum contouring may also be a viable solution for issues such as gum recession depending on your situation.

Uneven gums can cause issues beyond mere aesthetics. They can cause oral health complications by creating surfaces that are difficult to clean. A difficult surface can have the effect of trapping bacteria or discouraging you from putting in the extra effort to keep your oral health in proper condition. Laser gum contouring does not detract from the overall health of your gums, but merely helps reshape the issues that cause you problems. Additionally, it is important to pay close attention to the gum’s health as it is one of the key indicators of issues such as periodontal disease.

During this procedure, your Halifax dentist will numb your gums with a local anesthetic to try and increase your physical comfort during the procedure. The dentist will then use a specially-designed laser to remove the excess gum tissues that cover your teeth. After this stage, the tissues are sealed in order to stop the bleeding. The anaesthetic allows us to reduce the physical discomfort experienced during the procedure and assist with the overall experience. This procedure can be completed within a single appointment to ensure the convenience of the whole process.

If you would like more information on what laser gum contouring can do for you and your mouth, contact Dr. Daniel Tam! You can also request an appointment online.
Last Updated On 2019-12-09