Gum contouring is a procedure that involves cutting or removing excess gum tissue around the teeth or restoring if you have gum recession.

Gum contouring is done by a specialist periodontologist. Before the procedure, the periodontologist makes a diagnosis. Then treatment planning is made. Before starting treatment, teeth cleaning procedures are performed. Local anesthesia can be applied as a precaution to prevent gum pain. Gum sheaths can be placed on the gums. These covers can stay for 10 days. Covers play an important role in providing comfort to the patient and protecting the tissues. If pain occurs after treatment, mouthwash can be used to relieve and prevent pain. At this point, Side Dental Center is ready to give you the gum contouring service you need with its expert team and talented physicians. You can call now for detailed information.

What is Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile is a concern with gums. Do your gums look wider than they actually are when you smile? If your answer is yes, then you have Gummy Smile. Among the reasons for this, blood pressure, kidney disorders or long-term drug use can be shown. Aesthetically pleasing appearance is usually seen on the front teeth. The fact that these problems are at the forefront may lead to a loss of confidence in the person. For this reason, gum shaping, or design is very important in aesthetic care in some patients.

What is a gingivectomy or gingivoplasty?

Gingivectomy means cutting the gums. It is applied by cutting the excess areas in the gums. Laser applications can be used as treatment options. Recovery time is minimal after the procedures. This application can also be made to extend the length of the teeth and to provide a smooth symmetry in the teeth.

How Is Gum Aesthetics Performed?

Before the gingivectomy procedure is applied, a cleaning process is performed on the teeth. After the cleaning process, the teeth are numbed with local anesthesia. After the teeth are numb, the excess gums are removed by scalpel or laser method. After shaping the gums, a paste that should remain for 5 days is placed.

Are There Positive or Negative Aspects of Gum Contouring?

The risk ratio of gum shaping is very low. In cases where there is a risk ratio, recycling can be expected as a prolongation of the healing process when excessive gum shaping is performed.

What Should Be Considered After Gum Contouring?

There may be bleeding after the procedure.

After the procedure, you should avoid hot and cold foods that can stimulate the sensitivity of your teeth.

If your doctor has prescribed medication, you should definitely use it without delay.

It may take up to 3 weeks for your gums to heal.

When is it necessary?

There are some situations where gingival shaping, which is usually done for aesthetic purposes, is mandatory. Gum contouring can be considered as a treatment option in cases of periodontal disease. In addition, the physician primarily focuses on solving this situation without surgical intervention. In this case, it can also be a procedure that includes antibiotics to kill bacteria and infection, or tooth cleaning to improve gum health.

What Are Gum Diseases?

1.  Gingivitis:

Gingivitis is the beginning of gum disease. The gums are bleeding, red and enlarged. Gingivitis may not cause much discomfort. Gums that bleed during tooth brushing are generally sensitive. Gingival bleeding and bad breath are symptoms. At this stage, gingival recession and bone loss are not observed. If left untreated, the disease progresses to an advanced stage, Periodontitis, and destroys the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

2.  Periodontitis:

It is the advanced stage of gum diseases. Along with the other tissues that support the teeth, damage occurs to the alveolar bone surrounding the tooth. There are bleeding gums, inflammatory fluid flow from the gum pocket, swelling of the gums, enlargement, redness, and bad breath. Gingival recession occurs, the teeth may start to shake with bone loss, the teeth are opened, and the teeth are lost in the advanced stage.

Disease starts due to lack of oral care and the formation of tartar as a result, and if smoking is exacerbated. Smoking can suppress gum bleeding. However, it increases the progression of the disease. The disease may not progress at the same rate and severity in every individual. If there is a genetic predisposition to the disease, a rapid destruction may occur. If there is no gum abscess formation, pain may not be observed. Gum diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions that are generally painless.

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