If you suffer from gums that are too high or low, receding gums, gum recontouring may be an option for you. Using a laser gum contouring treatment, our FLOSS Katy dentist can even out your gum line for a more symmetrical smile. This procedure can be done for cosmetic reasons, or to treat certain forms of periodontal disease, such as gum recession.

Benefits of Gum Recontouring from Your FLOSS Katy dentist

  • If your gums are too large, they can make your teeth seem smaller by comparison. Gum contouring will lengthen the amount of tooth shown and even out of your smile.
  • Gum recontouring can reduce the risk of infection due to periodontal disease.
  • A gum contouring, a receding gums treatment, can add gum tissue to receding gums to reduce tooth sensitivity and prevent complications.

Gum Recontouring Procedure

Your Katy dentist will start by administering a local anesthetic. Once the area has been numbed, he or she will use a specialized laser to trim away excess gums and cauterize the area to prevent infection or bleeding. Your dentist will also add gum tissue to any areas that are exposed. You will be able to drive yourself home after this procedure.

After the procedure, you will need to be gentle on your gums until they have healed. Brush your teeth gently and try to eat soft foods that will not scratch or re-open the wounds. If you notice any swelling, infection, or pain in the days following your procedure, call our office for a follow-up appointment right away.

If you’d like to discuss gum recontouring with your dentist, contact our office in Katy, TX to make an appointment today!