gum recontouring

gum recontouringGum Recontouring

Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN

Improve the look of your smile by having your local Knoxville cosmetic dentist at Choto Family Dentistry perform a laser gum recontouring procedure.

What is a gum recontouring?

Using a precise dental laser known as a soft tissue laser, we can resolve appearance issues from gums that rest too high, too low, or that are uneven, resulting in a “gummy” smile because they cover an inordinate amount of your teeth.

What is laser dentistry?

A soft tissue laser is more accurate than using a scalpel, such as in traditional gum surgery procedures. At Choto Family Dentistry, your cosmetic dentist in Northshore can use this precise dental laser for gum recontouring procedures that result in a symmetrical, perfect looking smile.

Our soft tissue laser generates a highly concentrated beam of light that, through fiber optics, recontour the gum line gently, without the need for a scalpel or sutures. The laser used at Choto Family Dentistry is low-powered, meaning it is safe, yet effective. By using this technology, our expertly trained and experienced dentist in Knoxville can make incisions that are mere nanometers deep.

What can I expect during laser recontouring?

Forget what you think you know about lasers. The soft tissue laser used at Choto Family Dentistry will not emit any sounds, aside from perhaps a rush of air from suction used to keep the treated area cool and clean while the laser is in use.

The laser is put to work and vaporizes any infected or excess gum tissue. The laser then cauterizes the gums immediately after the incisions are made. Because of this instant cauterization, bleeding is minimal. Also, the light and heat generated by our soft tissue laser destroy any bacteria that may exist around the surgical site, which lessens the risk of post-op infection.

You may experience gum soreness for about a week following a laser recontouring and should eat a diet of soft and cool foods in the days immediately following the procedure. We will provide you with a specific protocol on how to care for your mouth following laser gum recontouring. We also suggest using an oral rinse to remove food debris from around the surgical site.

Why should I consider laser recontouring?

The advantages of laser recontouring procedure include:

  • Less bleeding (during and after procedure)
  • Diminished swelling and sensitivity in the area that is being treated
  • Minimal discomfort during and after a procedure
  • Shorter procedure time and recovery time
  • Treat more areas at once

Learn more about the benefits of a laser gum recontouring.

Laser Gum Recontouring in Knoxville

Choto Family Dentistry offers laser dentistry as part of our commitment to provide the highest level of care to our patients. To find out more about how we use laser dentistry and other state-of-the-art technological advances to serve our patients, or to schedule a procedure such as laser gum recontouring, call the office of Choto Family Dentistry today at (865) 409-5077.

Choto Family Dentistry is proud to offer services to patients in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the communities of Choto and Northshore.