Gum reshaping. Gum patients have too much gums, essentially. Can be very detracting from someone's smile. There's a couple ways we approach it. One is with our laser. The laser allows us to do slight to moderate re-contouring of that gum tissue to allow for a little longer tooth, which very often is needed in someone's smile, and to help frame that smile.
When extra gums need to be removed, more than just a little bit, then we need to do a surgical procedure. We actually go in and re-contour the bone. Then we re-contour the gums, and that allows us to have the room we need to then rebuild the smile.
Your beautiful smile shouldn’t be hindered by gum issues, which is why Dr. Gleave offers patient-friendly laser gum reshaping and gummy smile treatments at our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office.
Dr. Gleave can easily:
- Change the height of your gums if too much gum tissue shows when you smile
- Improve the appearance of front teeth that appear too short
- Quickly perform the procedure on the same day you receive dental veneers, Invisalign orthodontics, or cosmetic contouring treatment
By gently moving your gumline only 1 to 2 mm, Dr. Gleave can provide you with astonishing results. Call 801-747-8531 to schedule a consultation at Rod Gleave, DMD and begin your journey toward a smile you’ll love!
Correcting Your Smile Swiftly While Ensuring Your Comfort
Using a laser, Dr. Gleave will correct your gum issues to enhance your appearance based on your needs and wants. The use of a laser is highly beneficial compared to traditional gum surgery, since it will:
- Make your appointment and healing period go by much faster
- Prevent unnecessary bleeding (if there’s any bleeding at all)
- Ensure a higher level of precision
Though receiving gum treatment may seem intimidating, our dental laser greatly reduces any discomfort. Additionally, Dr. Gleave will always make sure your mouth is numb before beginning any procedure. He also offers three forms of safe sedation to relieve your dental anxiety, including:
- Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” which is simply inhaled and calms your nerves
- Oral sedation, which allows you to stay awake but just on the brink of falling asleep
- IV sedation to help you sleep throughout the procedure
Call 801-747-8531 today to schedule your appointment and find out which of our gum treatments are best for you. You can also make an appointment or send along any questions for us using our easy online form. We look forward to providing your new beautiful smile!
Dr. Rod Gleave is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).