hen you smile, do you notice more gum tissue than teeth? Do you find yourself self-conscious about the appearance of your smile when you meet others? Do you feel as though your smile is not in balance between gum tissue and your teeth' shape and size? Many patients who have a gummy smile are unaware that there is a solution to their concerns: laser gum contouring. The team at Sherwood Dental is pleased to provide laser treatments
for individuals who want to create harmony and balance between the teeth and gums.
What is laser gum contouring?
In the past, contouring the gum line required a dentist to use a scalpel and other special instruments to remove excess gum tissue and lengthen the tooth crown's visible portion. This was often not a comfortable treatment and one that required the necessary time for healing and recovery. With continued advances in dentistry, patients can now work with the team at Sherwood Dental to obtain laser gum contouring. With laser light, the treatment can be performed quickly, easily, and with less pain and bleeding as seen with more traditional methods. Our team of professionals will often recommend gum contouring using laser therapies because it is:
- Less invasive
Who is a candidate for laser gum contouring?
Patients with a gummy smile or an uneven gum line due to past periodontal disease may find that laser gum contouring is appropriate for their needs. To determine candidacy, Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel recommend that patients book a consultation visit at the office. During this appointment, patients can consult with our team about the imperfections in their smiles that bother them and work with a professional to develop an affordable and effective treatment plan.
Learn more about laser dentistry at Oakville, ON area practice
Sherwood Dental provides a selection of services for new and current patients in the community. If you live in the area and are interested in discussing laser dentistry
's benefits, contact Drs. Stephen Gaines
and Arti Patel
at our practice, conveniently available by calling 844-951-8855 for an appointment.