Cosmetic Gum Surgery
Receding gums: Receding gums make your teeth excessively visible. At times, this may also make the roots of the teeth appear. The roots may appear yellow as compared to the rest of your teeth as they do not have a coat of enamel on them. Furthermore, the exposed roots may also be sensitive to hot and cold. Surgery is performed to stretch the gums so that roots are no longer visible.
Uneven gum line: There are times when certain teeth are covered with excess tissues than others. This creates an uneven gum line. The gums are reshaped with the help of a surgery.
What happens during cosmetic gum surgery?
The periodontist at Royalty Dental Associates uses local anesthesia to numb the area that needs treatment. After doing a thorough cleaning of the gums, the periodontist will begin the procedure.
- Remove excess tissues from the root and the upper layer.
- Cutaway tissues near the teeth
- Stitch the tissues on the existing gums to hold these in place
For gum recession, a periodontist will remove tissues from roots and stitch then onto the existing gums.
Taking care of cosmetic gum surgery
- Avoid flossing or brushing at the area of surgery
- Eat soft and cold food items like ice cream, eggs, pasta
- Refrain from smoking
- Use a mouth wash that removes plaque
- Take prescribed medicines timely
Though the healing process is quick and takes not more than two weeks. However, the pain a person experiences may vary from person to person. The pain may settle quickly if a periodontist removes only excess tissues. Surgery to remove tissues from the root may take longer to heal, and the person may feel pain for a few days. After the surgery, teeth become more sensitive to hot and cold; therefore, a desensitizing toothpaste may be helpful.
Our experts at Royalty Dental Associates will call the patient for a follow-up checkup to ensure the success of the surgery and to check that gums are healing properly. The dentist in the follow-up appointment would also remove stitches if needed.
At Royalty Dental Associates, we aim to provide you the best possible comfort where all your gum problems can be treated effectively. Using cosmetic gum surgery, our experts ensure to reshape your gums so you may regain your lost smile.