DOWNTOWN DENTAL GROUP
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 5036
Milwaukee, WI 53203
414.278.6070
GRANT PARK DENTAL
1333 College Avenue
Suite C
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
414.764.6070
Gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the look of a patient's teeth. It is most often performed on a patient who has a "gummy" smile, where a large portion of the teeth are covered by gum tissue. Oftentimes, this is a genetic condition, but it can also be caused by certain medical conditions or as a side effect from certain medications.
What is the procedure like?
The dentist either performs the procedure with a scalpel or a laser, and the gums are trimmed and shaped until cosmetically pleasing. Anesthetic is delivered for patient comfort and healing time is generally pretty quick, significantly less when a laser is used. Depending on the severity of the case, sometimes we would refer to a periodontist, a gum specialist, for the procedure. Please let us know if you would like to hear your options to correct your "gummy smile"!
GUM RECONTOURING
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