Brampton Dentist: Is Gum Reshaping Right for You?

Posted by on June 8, 2018 under General Dentistry

Is gum reshaping right for you?

You and your dentist or periodontist will need to discuss this issue.

There are actually two sides to gum reshaping; reduction of gum and grafting of gums.

Gum Reduction

Gum reduction Brampton is when some of the gum is removed and reshaped to give your teeth a more normal look.

Often people who have excessive gum tissue will look like their teeth are short and small.

In this case, the dentist will use either a laser or scalpel in order to remove some of the gum tissue and reshape it to give you teeth that are more normal looking when you smile.

The excess gum tissue can be genetic or it can be caused by certain medications.

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting will replace gum tissue that may be lost due to periodontal disease.

Here the periodontist will graft tissue to the gum to give your teeth more support and make them look shorter than they do.

This stops pockets from forming where bacteria can grow and cause issues like tooth decay or infection of the gums.

A highly skilled dentist or periodontist, in the office under a local anesthetic to numb the gum, performs the procedure for both gum reduction and grafting.

After the procedure is done, the dentist will tell you how to care for your gums while they heal.

Gums normally heal in a short time.

After care

Once the procedure has been done, you will need to follow proper daily oral care.

Brush twice a day and floss once.

While the gum is healing it may be necessary to do this more gently so you do not aggravate the gum which could cause infection.

You should also use a rinse that fights gum disease Brampton