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Gum Recontouring in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

Even if your teeth are healthy and straight, the aesthetics of your smile may suffer if your gums extend down too far and your teeth appear too small. This is often called a “gummy” smile, which can lead to lower self-esteem.

Your gums should appear even and smooth, but they should also work to frame your mouth and complement your facial features. If your gums are a distraction, then a gum recontouring procedure may be right for you.

Ideal Candidates

People with uneven gums or gums that extend too far down over their teeth are ideal candidates for gum recontouring. However, your gums must be healthy in order to undergo the procedure. If you suffer from gum disease, you should first undergo periodontal therapy to restore your oral health before moving forward with this procedure.

The Gum Recontouring Procedure

Gum recontouring is a safe and comfortable procedure that can be completed in a single visit. First, Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb will numb your gums with an anesthetic. Then, she will use a diode laser to gently cut away excess gum tissue and sculpt a more uniform gumline.

Diode lasers cauterize while they cut, which means there is less bleeding and a significantly lower chance of infection. The laser immediately seals the tissue, which promotes a fast and relatively pain-free recuperation.

The entire gum recontouring procedure can be completed in just one dental visit. Following the procedure, you may experience some mild soreness or swollen gums for up to a week. The discomfort, if any, should be minimal and should not interfere with daily activities such as speaking, eating, and drinking. To alleviate any soreness, you can take ibuprofen and rinse with warm salt water.

Benefits

The gum recontouring procedure is quick and simple. With the ease and comfort of a laser, gums can be recontoured to reveal a more appealing smile. The use of lasers in cosmetic dentistry has many benefits over conventional cutting, including:

  • The elimination of more extensive dental surgery
  • Less bleeding and infection
  • A significant reduction in pain
  • Procedures that are completed faster and easier

If you have a “gummy” smile or you would like to perfect the contour of your gums, please call Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville today at (908) 888-9858 or complete the appointment request form. Our friendly dental team can answer your questions and schedule your consultation. You have nothing to lose by visiting our office. We can help you create the dazzling smile of your dreams. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
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