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Gum Treatment at Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek

A gummy smile can make some people feel self-conscious or unhappy with their smile. Fortunately, our team at The Dental House at Gisborne has solutions to help. We understand there are numerous reasons for a gummy smile such as worn teeth or a shorter upper lip, and no matter what your situation, we will identify the best treatment to fix it.

A patient may have a gummy smile because of certain traits they were born with, and most of which can be treated. The following are the main causes for this condition:
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Worn teeth can appear too short for the gums
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Small teeth may also result in more gums than teeth showing when smiling or talking
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Gums that are enlarged or long, also known as gingival hypertrophy, may cover most of the teeth
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Hypermobility of the upper lip reveals too much of your gums when smiling

Gum Treatment at Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek

A gummy smile can make some people feel self-conscious or unhappy with their smile. Fortunately, our team at The Dental House at Gisborne has solutions to help. We understand there are numerous reasons for a gummy smile such as worn teeth or a shorter upper lip, and no matter what your situation, we will identify the best treatment to fix it.

A patient may have a gummy smile because of certain traits they were born with, and most of which can be treated. The following are the main causes for this condition:
\
Worn teeth can appear too short for the gums
\
Gums that are enlarged or long, also known as gingival hypertrophy, may cover most of the teeth
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Small teeth may also result in more gums than teeth showing when smiling or talking
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Hypermobility of the upper lip reveals too much of your gums when smiling

Gum Treatment Benefits

 

The obvious benefits of gum treatment are that your teeth will be seen when you want them to. The treatments are mostly aesthetic but are efficient and allow for improved oral hygiene. If you have gum tissue removed because of gingivitis or periodontitis then both your teeth and gums will be healthier. More benefits of gum treatment include the following:

Lower the risk of future dental issues

A more balanced smile

Low risk treatments to improve your smile

Gum Treatment Services at The Dental House at Gisborne

 

Each patient and situation are unique, which is why we offer a variety of gum treatment services. We want to ensure you get the dental solution that will improve your oral health and make you smile. The following are the services we provide:

Soft Tissue Laser Gum Recontouring

is a minimally invasive procedure that can recontour a gumline. This treatment is also called gum recontouring and incorporates a laser that uses vibration and heat to remove excess gumline, with minimal blood and swelling. This mild treatment can reshape the gum so that more of your teeth can be seen, and often only requires a topical and local anesthetic.

Surgical Gum Treatment

may be required when more gum needs to be removed or if bone around the mouth needs recontouring. This treatment may be used to treat gum disease, again using only a local anesthetic so you feel only pressure or vibration in your mouth area. In spite of the name, recovery and downtime are minimal with only over-the-counter medications required to reduce swelling afterward.

Botox

may be linked to cosmetic medicine, but is a wonderful treatment for patients with hypermobility of the upper lip. This condition is mainly aesthetic and takes place when the lip rises too far up when smiling, exposing the teeth and much of the upper gums. While no cause for concern, hypermobility of the lip may make a patient feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Botox can relax the muscles so you can smile with ease.

Porcelain Veneers

are an efficient dental solution to resolve teeth that are too small or too short from genetics or due to wear. Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that are placed on the front of teeth, often used to improve their appearance. They can be created to match the shade and shape of your other teeth so they fit right in, and only you know they are there. These are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve a smile today.

Recap of Gum Treatment Services

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Laser gum contouring to reshape the gumline
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Porcelain veneers to correct the shape of teeth
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Botox for upper lip hypermobility
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Gum treatment surgery to reshape both gum and bone

Update Your Smile with The Dental House

 

In some cases, patients may require treatments in addition to gum recontouring. Gum disease and tooth decay would need to be addressed first, while Invisalign may be recommended to align teeth that are crooked above the gumline before gum recontouring. In any case, we will do a full dental exam and evaluation to customize a treatment plan for your needs. We are committed to providing top quality service and treatments that are designed to suit your oral health and budget requirements. We believe all patients should get the smile they desire and work to make it happen.

Update Your Smile with The Dental House

In some cases, patients may require treatments in addition to gum recontouring. Gum disease and tooth decay would need to be addressed first, while Invisalign may be recommended to align teeth that are crooked above the gumline before gum recontouring. In any case, we will do a full dental exam and evaluation to customize a treatment plan for your needs. We are committed to providing top quality service and treatments that are designed to suit your oral health and budget requirements. We believe all patients should get the smile they desire and work to make it happen.

After-Care for Gum Treatment

 

Once your gum treatment is complete, your dentist will provide full, individualized instructions to use while recovering and help you care for your new smile. The following are some guidelines that will benefits most patients:

Brush at least twice daily with a soft-bristled brush
Floss according to your dentist’s recommendations
Your dentist will advise you of any pain medications, but most patients require nothing or an over-the-counter medication
While your dentist will explain any expected after-effects and downtime with you, most patients can return to their normal activities the same day after treatment
Do not use straws for at least 5 days to allow proper healing of the gumline
Rinse with warm diluted salt water in place of antibiotic mouthwash which may be too harsh
Return for your follow-up visit so the dentist can make sure your treatment is healing as planned
Avoid crunchy foods as your gums heal

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Are you Ready to Upgrade Your Smile?

 

If you have a gummy smile and want to change that, give us a call today and schedule dental exam. We will do a full evaluation and design a treatment path that works for you and your wallet.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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