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Laser Gum Reshaping in Mill Hill at Chase Lodge Dental

Laser gum reshaping in Mill Hill is a simple cosmetic treatment that reshapes the gum tissue around your teeth. If you have a gummy smile with gums that sit either too low or too high, this treatment can help you. Our state of the art dental clinic in Mill Hill offers safe and effective laser gum reshaping to give you a smile you can be proud of.

What causes uneven gums?

Uneven gums are caused by a number of reasons. Gums that sit too low on your teeth may be the result of:

  • Specific health problems
  • Genetics
  • Prescription medication

Alternatively, gums that sit too high on your teeth may be caused by gingival (gum) recession, a condition in which the gum tissue recedes and exposes the roots of the teeth. Gum recession can make teeth appear too long, as well as lead to serious problems, such as, tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.

If your private dentist in Mill Hill discovers you have receding gums, a treatment plan will be implemented to heal your gums before the laser reshaping can go ahead.

Benefits of laser gum reshaping

  • A fuller, even smile
  • Simple and virtually painless treatment
  • Greater precision over gum tissue
  • Reduced bleeding and swelling
  • Minimal recovery and downtime

What does the procedure involve?

One of our skilled and experienced dentists in Mill Hill will carry out your treatment in-office during a one-hour appointment. A local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area, so you won’t feel any pain. Your dentist in Mill Hill will use a laser to trim away, re-contour, and seal the excess gum tissue. You’ll experience only minor discomfort with no bleeding. A longer appointment and stitches will be required if the bone at the front of the tooth’s root also needs to be removed.

What aftercare is necessary?

It’s important to allow your gums time to heal, so limit your activity for the next few days. Our dental surgery in Mill Hill recommends the following tips for a quick recovery:

  • Stick to soft foods for the first few days (such as, pasta, oatmeal, potatoes, bananas, and soft vegetables). Avoid hot and crunchy foods until your gums have healed completely.
  • Take over-the-counter medication, such as, Paracetamol or Ibuprofen, to relieve pain. Do not take aspirin as it can cause bleeding.
  • Follow your dentist’s instructions on how to take care of your dental health during your recovery.

How much does it cost?

The cost of laser gum reshaping varies depending on the amount of gum tissue that needs to be contoured. The price of your treatment will be discussed with you at our dental practice in Mill Hill during your initial consultation.

Are you ready to get rid of your gummy smile? Book your consultation for laser gum reshaping at Chase Lodge Dental today.

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