Transform Your Smile with Laser Gum Contouring
Excess gum tissue or an uneven gum line can detract from the beauty of your smile. However, gum contouring can help you achieve a more balanced, symmetrical frame for your teeth. At Han & Ahn DMD, PC, Dr. Daniel Han uses an advanced laser to reshape the gums, which not only improves the precision of treatment but also reduces the impact on surrounding healthy tissue. Patients who visit our McLean, VA, practice, can enjoy a reduced recovery time and less post-operative bleeding. While gum reshaping is an excellent standalone procedure, it can also be incorporated into a custom smile makeover or combined with porcelain veneers for more comprehensive results.
Explore Your Candidacy
Many of our patients feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile due to the prominence of their gums. Gum contouring may be right for you if you struggle with a gummy smile, an uneven gum line, or teeth that appear shorter than they are. We can sculpt your gums to accent your smile during a virtually painless procedure.
The Treatment Process
Laser gum contouring can generally be completed in just one office visit. To ensure your comfort during treatment, we can administer a local anesthetic to numb your gums. Using a slow and methodical technique, Dr. Daniel Han can trim away excess tissue with a handheld laser. This laser simultaneously eliminates and seals the tissue, resulting in less bleeding and a reduced risk of infection.
While gum reshaping is an excellent standalone procedure, it can also be incorporated into a smile makeover or combined with porcelain veneers for more comprehensive results.
What to Expect during Recovery
After the procedure, you may experience some swelling and soreness for the first few days. However, any discomfort can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. During this time, we encourage patients to maintain a soft foods diet and avoid consuming hot and spicy foods, as well as any hard-to-chew foods such as chips, seeds, and nuts. While you should practice good oral hygiene, it is important use gentle brushing techniques so as not to irritate your gums. You should also apply topical ointment as directed to ward off infection. After about one week, you can expect to enjoy the full results of your treatment.
The Benefits of Laser Therapy
At our practice, we are proud to incorporate the latest technological advances into our treatments. Laser gum contouring offers patients many great advantages as compared to traditional methods, including:
- A faster recovery
- Less bleeding
- Lower risk of infection
- Increased comfort
It is our goal to help you achieve a smile you can feel proud of. We always take the time to listen to your concerns as well as your aesthetic goals to ensure you are satisfied with the results of your treatment.
Achieve the Smile You Deserve
You will be amazed by what a simple laser gum contouring procedure can do for the beauty and health of your smile. To find out whether gum contouring is right for you or to learn about our other cosmetic treatments, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Han. Please contact us online anytime or call (703) 356-7001.