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Gum Recontouring – East York • Toronto, Ontario

Ditch the Gummy Smile and Improve Your Oral Health

Having a smile that you’re proud to show off can boost your confidence and allow you to feel more comfortable in social situations. Some patients are born with uneven gums that can cause a variety of issues down the road. At Donlands Family Dentistry, we offer gum recontouring to help improve our patients’ oral health and give them an appealing grin that they’re proud of. We use the most advanced dental technology like our soft tissue laser to make the procedure as fast and pain-free as possible. To learn how gum recontouring can help you, schedule a consultation! You won’t regret it!

What is Gum Recontouring?

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If you could describe your grin as a “gummy smile” that makes your teeth look small and stubby, recontouring can help. Using a soft tissue laser, we will reshape your gums so that more of your tooth will be visible. The great thing about this treatment is that it can be done in as little as one visit. Also, because we utilize this precise dental tool, your gums can heal quickly, and you’ll experience minimal discomfort afterward.

How Does Perio Contouring Work?

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Perio contouring is primarily a medical procedure that can help counter dental decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. When you have these issues, they often result in receding gums, which can expose the roots of your teeth and leave them vulnerable to harmful oral bacteria and sensitivity. Recession can create pockets between your teeth that create a cozy hideout for bacteria, and with contouring, we can remove these areas and prevent further damage to your oral health.

How Do You Care for Your Gums After Recontouring?

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After your procedure, you’ll most likely experience some soreness. The most important thing you need to do is practice good oral hygiene for the weeks following the treatment. It’s alright if you’re not able to brush as powerfully as you normally are, just be sure to be gentle until your gums have healed to avoid any irritation. If they aren’t able to heal properly, it could lead to an infection developing. Another way you can help counteract this is to use a gentle mouth rinse that doesn’t have alcohol in it to help control the number of oral bacteria.

How Much Does Gum Recontouring Cost?

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The cost of gum recontouring varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of the problem and how much reshaping is needed. Before you schedule an appointment for the procedure, be sure to contact your dental insurance to see if they will cover a portion of the cost. Providers may give assistance if there’s a medical need for the treatment.

Using the latest dental technology, we’re able to improve the appearance of your smile along with your oral health. When you schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in East York and Danforth, Ontario, we can help develop an individualized treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.