Aesthetic Gum Lift Procedure for a Brighter Smile
Many people looking to improve their appearance usually suffer from various teeth problems. However, having healthy and attractive teeth does not automatically give you a great smile. For some people, their cosmetic flaws lie in the gums, where the gumline is either too high, too low, or unevenly aligned. This leads to a crooked smile, which can greatly alter the overall facial appearance. Fortunately, cosmetic gum flaws can be easily corrected using a gum lift. This is where we, at Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center come in.
What is a Gum Lift?
A gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that is used to reshape the gumline, thus improving the appearance of the gum tissue, as well as the overall facial appearance. A gum lift procedure involves removing some gum tissue to create an even and more attractive gumline. While the gum lift is usually used for cosmetic reasons, it can also be performed as part of dental treatment. For example, the procedure is used in treating patients who suffer from receding gums due to gum disease or other oral infections.
What Happens During the Gum Lift Procedure?
A gum lift procedure is quite simple. It starts with the application of a local anesthetic to the part of the gums where the procedure is to be performed. The excess gum tissue is then trimmed away, and the gums reshaped to create an even gumline.
In the past, a scalpel was used to cut the gumline, but now, laser surgery is used during the gum lift. As a result, the surgery is minimally invasive, and there is little to no bleeding. This also helps to accelerate the healing process.
After a Cosmetic Gum Lift Surgery
Immediately following the surgery, you can expect to experience some slight pain, tenderness, and swelling. However, these side effects disappear within a short time, allowing you to regain normal oral functions such as eating and drinking. However, it is wise to avoid sticky, hot, and spicy foods for a few days, as these can irritate the gum tissue, causing complications. You should also be gentle when brushing and flossing, which will help to avoid poking the surgical site. However, proper oral hygiene is required to reduce the risk of infection.
Considerations Before a Cosmetic Gum Lift
Before you decide to go through with a gum lift procedure, you should take some time and think through any concerns you might have. Some of the things you should consider include:
Our office is happy to offer different options for treatment. If your gums are too high or too low, your smile won't look as nice as it could. Fortunately, we offer gingival contouring surgery, which can give you a look you'll love. During your consultation, ask about our wide range of options.
Are you tired of a gummy smile? Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center can help you to improve the appearance of your gum tissue with a gum lift procedure. Call us today at (470) 222-8983 with any concerns you might have about the procedure, or to schedule an appointment.