Fix Receeding Gums For A Great Smile
Your very best gum health is really important, because receding gums is a sign of a deeper problem. When you’ve got receding gums, what happens is the bone underneath has receded so the tooth loses its support. So when you see that the gum has shifted down two to three millimeters on the tooth and you’re seeing your root, then that means that you’ve got a lot less bone to support that tooth.
So what we recommend is number one, why did it happen? How can we prevent future loss and how can we treat it and repair it and regenerate some tissue? And we have different specialists that we work with in combination, we work closely with them to help restore the gum tissue for you in those areas. And then we protect and help to slow down any future damage that could occur to the new gum tissue or replacements that we’ve made.
Gum tissue recontouring is something that we can do very quickly and very easily with a water laser. So we use a laser instead of using a scalpel to gently recontour very thick or unsightly gum tissue in the smile zone, that enhances a patient’s smile. And sometimes when teenagers are done with their braces and their orthodontist and their parents say, ‘My son or daughter’s smile is really gummy. What can we do about it?’ Well, we wait a couple of weeks for everything to heal a little bit. And then we can always gently recontour the gum tissue using the water laser, and patients have very minimal discomfort. And then the smile looks really good. And many times that’s all that’s necessary to give them a beautiful new smile.