Gum contouring involves removal of excess gum tissue. For many patients, misshaped gums or having too much gum tissue can not only detract from the attractiveness of a smile, it can actually be painful or uncomfortable. Fortunately, there is an easy solution for this problem: gum contouring with laser gum therapy. The process is quick and virtually pain-free. Dr. Miller offers gum contouring services to his patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
Gingivectomy for Esthetics/Gum Contouring
Could You Benefit from Gum Contouring?
Some patients are unhappy with the appearance of their smile because of a gum line that comes too far down on their top front teeth. Often called a “gummy smile,” this is only one of several conditions that can be resolved by laser gum therapy. Gum contouring is also useful in treating impacted wisdom teeth, or teeth that have not fully erupted through the gum surface at the back of the mouth. Another common gum contouring procedure involves removing excess frenum tissue, or the gum tissue that connects the gums to the upper lip.
Causes of a Gummy Smile
What You Should Know about Gum Contouring
Gum contouring is a remarkably easy and fast procedure, thanks to use of a diode laser that effectively cuts away soft tissue layers. That may sound painful, but most patients feel very little if any discomfort. The laser decreases bleeding and makes it easier to heal quickly afterward. Most procedures can be done in a single trip to our Austin, TX, office.
For more information about gum contouring, talk to Dr. Miller. He can do a thorough exam of your gum tissue, and help you decide whether or not laser gum therapy is right for you.
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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller, call our office today. We are proud to serve patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area and we would be happy to welcome you to our patient family.