Is Gum Line Contouring Right for You?

Is Gum Line Contouring Right for You?

At Dr. Christopher J. Fotinos Dr. Randy A. Rosales Cosmetic and General Dentistry, we’re pleased to provide our patients with truly comprehensive general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, including gum line recontouring.

What Is Gum Line Contouring?

Gum line contouring is a procedure intended to reshape, re-contour, expand, or reduce a patient’s gum tissues, particularly along the gum line. This procedure can be performed either with a laser (which is what we use in our office) or a scalpel.

When surgery is performed to remove dead or diseased gum tissue, this procedure is called a gingivectomy. When surgery is performed to reshape the gum line for cosmetic purposes, the procedure is referred to as a gingivoplasty. Both types of procedures are commonly performed at the same time.

When Is Gum Line Contouring Recommended?

There are several situations when a gum line contouring procedure might be recommended for a patient. These include both cosmetic and restorative dentistry purposes such as:
Gum line contouring surgery has a variety of applications, and our dentists can talk with you about whether or not you are a candidate for gum line contouring.

What to Expect During a Gum Line Contouring Procedure

A gum line contouring procedure is fairly simple and less invasive since we use a laser, rather than a scalpel to perform the surgery. The appointment begins with the administration of a local anesthetic to ensure the patient experiences no pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Recovery following oral laser surgery is minimal. However, we will provide you with some aftercare instructions to minimize recovery symptoms and potential complications while accelerating your recovery time.

Cosmetic Dentistry Consultations in Orange, CA

If you’re currently living with a gummy smile or are otherwise unhappy with the appearance of your gums and gum line, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher J. Fotinos or Dr. Randy A. Rosales. Our dentists have extensive experience working with patients to help them achieve the smile aesthetic of their dreams, and we look forward to working with you to determine the most appropriate treatments to help you achieve a positive and desirable treatment outcome.

To learn more or schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, we welcome you to contact our dental office in Orange today.