If you're unhappy with your smile because your teeth look small or the gum line appears uneven, it's likely you will want laser gum recontouring at some point in your life.  It may sound like a difficult procedure, but nothing is further from the truth.  In fact, it's now a fast procedure; some recontouring procedures take as little as an hour with little to no pain.
 
Cosmetic dentists perform gum recontouring when your gums cover a bigger portion of your teeth than they should and make your teeth look small.  Laser gum contouring is also performed when your gums are uneven.  In the past gum recontouring was done withscalpels and there was substantial healing time.  With laser gum recontouring, all that is a thing of the past.  The laser cuts and cauterizes.  Because the laser cauterizes, there's less chance of infection.
 
When you come in for laser gum recontouring from the Jupiter area, the dentist will numb your gums with a local anesthetic.  Then, the dentist will use the laser to reshape your gums.  After the surgery, it's normal for your gums to be swollen and sore for about a week.  You'll need to avoid spicy foods, foods with seeds, and hard foods that will irritate your gums.  Instead, you'll need to eat soft foods including pasta, yogurt, eggs, soft cheeses, and ice cream.  You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever if the dentist does not prescribe a pain medication.
 
If you've been looking for just the right smile and have been unhappy with your teeth looking too large or small, laser gum recontouring might just be the answer. 

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Palm Beach Gardens Office
7100 Fairway Dr Ste 59
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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