Gum Recontouring in San Antonio
A painless and quick way to repair a gummy smile!
Do you think that you have too much gum showing when you smile or maybe that your teeth look too short? Dr. Edward Camacho can correct your “gummy” smile with a non-invasive laser procedure called gum recontouring in only one visit to his office.
What is a gummy smile?
This is where the gums are covering up too much of your teeth, and this makes your teeth appear smaller. Gums can also overgrow in certain sections of your mouth, which makes your smile look uneven or lopsided.
A less than attractive, gummy smile can result from many causes. These include natural causes, like the way your upper jaw grew – or the way your teeth erupted. Excessive gum tissue can also be caused by an overgrowth of the gums due to inflammation.
How to fix a gummy smile
Dr. Edward Camacho, who is certified in laser dentistry, corrects gummy smiles using state-of-the-art laser technology and a safe and effective procedure called gum recontouring. Using his NV Microlaser diode laser Dr. Camacho gently removes excess gum tissue from a smile showing too much gum.
When gum recontouring was performed with a scalpel there was excessive pain, bleeding, swelling, a risk of infection and a longer recovery, too. However, the use of lasers has revolutionized gum recontouring. Lasers have turned a previously painful treatment into a safe, routine one.
Dr. Camacho uses his laser to trim the gums back, lifting the gum line to expose more of the tooth surface. The procedure is safe and quick healing because the laser also seals the gums, minimizing bleeding and speeding up recovery time.
After treatment, your teeth appear to be longer and much less gum is seen when you smile. The results from gum recontouring can be amazing and really improve your smile.