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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 Proud to Smile Dentistry 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. Proud to Smile Dentistry serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
Doris White
Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
The Rods
The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
Malinee Sastrasinh
Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
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