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Gum contouring for a more balanced smile

Do you have an uneven gum line that makes your smile look lopsided? Or do your gums seem too prominent, making your teeth look small and creating a “gummy” smile? If so, you may be a good candidate for gum contouring. Also called gum reshaping, this cosmetic dental procedure can give you a more balanced and symmetrical gum line. At Arcadia Dental Arts, Dr. John Pappas and his team in Phoenix, AZ, are here to help patients with general, cosmetic, and restorative solutions such as gum contouring to assist in obtaining the smile of one’s dreams!

What can I expect during gum contouring surgery?

Gum contouring is a fairly simple procedure that can usually be done in just one office visit. First, Dr. John Pappas will numb the treatment area with local anesthesia. Then, using a laser or scalpel, he will carefully remove any excess gum tissue. Finally, he will use a laser to even out your gum line and create symmetry.

What is the recovery like following gum contouring procedures?

Afterwards, you may experience some slight discomfort and swelling, but this should subside within a few days. You may also need to take extra care of your teeth and gums while they heal. But once the healing process is complete, you will have a beautifully balanced smile that you can be proud of–and ready to share with others!

How long do the results of gum contouring last?

The results of gum contouring are usually long-lasting. However, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits and visit Dr. John Pappas for regular cleanings and checkups to maintain your new smile. Avoiding conditions such as periodontal disease, which can cause shrinking gum tissue, should also be a primary goal for patients who have had this procedure performed.

Call today for an appointment!

If you are interested in learning more about gum contouring or any other cosmetic dental procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. John Pappas today. The team at Arcadia Dental Arts of Phoenix, AZ, can help you decide if gum contouring is proper for you and create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Call 602-957-9643 to request a visit with our team and get started learning more about gum contouring and augmentation solutions available at our facility.

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