Soft Tissue Recontouring
the gum recontouring process
You'll have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Daniel Bickel to discuss your oral health develop a cosmetic gum restoration plan.
Using a specialized laser, Dr. Bickel will remove excess gum tissue from your mouth and reshape your smile.
The specialized laser makes the process fast, and minimizes bleeding, discomfort, and pain.
accentuate your smile
At Redmond Art Of Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Bickel uses the latest laser technologies to provide professional, convenient, and safe soft tissue recontouring services.
The gums are an essential part of your smile. If your gums are puffy and unhealthy, or do not accentuate the shape of your teeth, soft tissue recontouring can be used to adjust the appearance of the gumline, and provide you with a better looking smile.
What Is Soft Tissue Recontouring?
Soft tissue recontouring allows Dr. Bickel to permanently alter the appearance of your gum tissue.
This is often done after recovery from gum disease, or if another health issue has caused problems with your gums. Some anti-rejection drugs, for example, can cause excessive gum tissue to grow.
Using a specialized laser, Dr. Bickel will remove excess gum tissue and reshape your gums, ensuring they look healthy and attractive.
What Is The Process Of Gum Recontouring Like?
The process of gum recontouring is non-invasive, and only requires a local topical anesthetic. Because we use laser recontouring at Redmond Art of Dentistry, we can offer superior results in a shorter period of time.
The process begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Daniel Bickel. Your oral health will be discussed, and Dr. Bickel will develop a cosmetic gum restoration plan that’s customized for your mouth.
Then, if you are a good candidate for gum recontouring, the process will begin at your next appointment. Using a specialized laser “scalpel”, Dr. Bickel will begin removing excess gum tissue from your mouth, and he will reshape your smile.
The process is fast, and the laser minimizes bleeding, discomfort, and pain. Usually, patients opt for only local anesthetic at the operation site, but sedation is also available, if desired. Typically, the entire process takes only one appointment.
Does It Hurt? What Is The Recovery Process Like?
Because Dr. Bickel uses a laser to perform recontouring, there is almost no pain at all. Some slight discomfort may be felt in the days after your operation. However, because lasers seal the tissue as they contact it, no stitches or sutures are necessary, and there is little to no bleeding after the procedure is complete.
You will be able to drive home after your operation, and you will not have to take many special aftercare precautions. Dr. Bickel will give you recovery instructions, such as eating only soft foods, and avoiding irritating your gums with excessive brushing. Follow these instructions and you’ll recover in just a few days!