Is Gum Contouring Right for You?

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Gum contouring uses innovative process of laser technology to remove gum tissue in order to expose more enamel of the teeth. The procedure can usually be done in one office visit. Gum contouring is catered towards individuals who feel that they have “gummy” smiles, or smiles that show a large amount of gum rather than enamel.

Gum contouring requires a local anesthetic and can usually be performed in one visit. Though there will be some soreness afterwards, your gums usually heal very quickly.

There are multitude of reasons as to why your gums are too high or too low. Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This may be a result of genetics, a particular health problem, or due to the usage of certain prescription drugs.

Though gum contouring is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, some individuals may need to undergo gum contouring as a part of certain periodontal procedures.

If you want to know more about the process of gum contouring, contact your dentist today!

For more information on how to drastically improve your oral health and oral health care routine call Susan Sheets DDS in San Pedro, CA at 310-832-2657 or visit


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