Gum Contouring

Address receding gumlines with gum contouring

Prevent tooth decay by protecting your roots and get a more symmetrical smile with gum contouring.

Gum Contouring Procedure

Before undergoing gum contouring at Illume Dental of McKinney, you will consult with our experienced dentist. In the course of this meeting, we will talk about your objectives, examine your oral health, and determine your most appropriate treatment plan.

Here’s what you can expect during the gum contouring procedure:

  • Local Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort during the process, a local anesthetic will be applied to numb the gum area that requires contouring.
  • Gum Reshaping: Our skilled dentist will carefully and precisely remove or reshape the excess gum tissue using specialized dental instruments and techniques to achieve the desired appearance. This process is both art and science, requiring an eye for aesthetics and an understanding of oral health.
  • Hemostasis: After the gum tissue has been reshaped, your dentist will ensure that any bleeding is controlled and the gums are in the ideal position.
  • Sterilization: To reduce the risk of infection, the treated area will be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized.
  • Recovery: Gum contouring is typically associated with minimal discomfort and a relatively short recovery period. You may experience some swelling and mild discomfort for a few days after the procedure. Your dentist will provide you post-operative care instructions and answer any questions you may have may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers if needed.
  • Follow-Up: You are scheduled to have a subsequent appointment with your dentist to monitor your healing progress and ensure the results meet your expectations.

Recovery After Gum Contouring

Recovery after gum contouring is usually straightforward, and the majority of patients are able to get back to their normal activities within a day or two. Here are some essential tips for a smooth recovery:

  • Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort. Follow your dentist’s recommendations for medication.
  • Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth and gums carefully to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and floss your teeth. Avoid aggressive brushing in the treated area to prevent irritation.
  • Diet: When you initially start eating, stick to meals that are soft for a few days and avoid very hot or cold items, which may increase sensitivity.
  • Follow Instructions: Adhere to any specific post-operative care instructions provided by your dentist.
  • Avoid Tobacco: If you smoke, it’s advisable to avoid tobacco products during the healing process, because they can make the healing process more difficult and increase the likelihood of problems.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to aid in the healing process.

Transforming Your Smile with Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a precise and effective cosmetic dental operation that can completely change the way you look by achieving better balance, symmetry, and aesthetics. Illume Dental of McKinney provides tailored gum-contouring solutions, whether you’re dealing with a gummy smile, uneven gum line, or other gum-related concerns.

Our experienced dental team combines skill and artistry to help you achieve a smile that looks stunning and feels comfortable and healthy. If you’re considering gum contouring or have questions about this procedure, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us. We’re here to guide you on your journey.