Do you have a gummy smile? This refers to excessive gingival tissue, which can make the teeth appear small, uneven, and hurt the esthetics of your smile. Fortunately, the issue can easily be treated with cosmetic dentistry. Do you need a gum lift? If so, talk to our team today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Lifts
Question: When do I need this procedure?
Answer: This procedure is prescribed for patients who have a gummy smile that displays excessive amount of gingival tissue. If you feel an excess of gum tissue is causing issues with the appearance of your smile, then talk to the doctor. The dentist will examine your smile and see if this procedure will help improve your smile.
Question: What are the benefits of dental lasers?
Answer: We have two means of ablating the extra tissue: a radiosurgery unit and dental lasers. With laser dentistry, a concentrated beam of light is used to remove the tissue with accuracy and precision, reshaping the gum line and correcting the appearance of the smile.
Question: Will the procedure be comfortable?
Answer: We always take steps to ensure our patients remain comfortable during treatment. With laser dentistry, procedure rarely require anesthetic. If we use the radiosurgery unit, specific areas can be targeted to ensure the procedure is conducted comfortably, safely, and with very high precision.
Question: What will recovery be like?
Answer: We will provide detailed aftercare instruction. Often, recovery is quick and comfortable. For example, using dental lasers means little to no bleeding, a significantly reduced risk of infection, and faster healing periods. If you have any questions about gum lifts or any of our other cosmetic treatments then please contact our office today.
ABOUT YOUR GLENCOE DENTIST:
Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including; Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-6988.