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Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that involves reshaping the gum tissue around teeth, helping to reinvent your smile. It can be performed for oral health reasons or cosmetic dentistry purposes at My Family Dental.

A gingivectomy is a procedure that removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue to get rid of pockets between teeth and gums. Whether you suffer from conditions such as gingivitis or gum recession, a gingivectomy from our dentist in Deltona may be an option for you.

When to Get Gingivectomy

A dentist may recommend gum sculpting for a number of dental health reasons. For example, if you have gum disease, a gum procedure will help prevent the progression of the infection and improve your dental health now and in the future.

A dentist may recommend gum sculpting when the following conditions are present:

  • Gum recession

  • Gum disease, such as gingivitis

  • Bacterial infections

  • Gum injury

Gum sculpting can also be done for cosmetic purposes. Our experts at My Family Dental in Deltona would be happy to explain the details of the process if you suspect you may need or benefit from a gum sculpting procedure.

Gum Sculpting Procedure - Quick Treatment, Minimal Recovery, Post-Care Tips, Improved Oral Health

What To Expect With Gum Sculpting

Depending on the patient and their needs, treatment time varies between 30 minutes to an hour. Local anesthetic is used to ensure patient comfort, and recovery time can take as little as a few days, depending on the extent of the procedure.

In terms of after-care, it’s recommended that only soft foods, such as soup, scrambled eggs, pasta, and mashed potatoes, are eaten, and that the mouth is kept clean. Patients are encouraged to use an ice pack to minimize any swelling, and to avoid touching the treated area with their fingers or tongue.

A gum sculpting procedure can drastically improve your oral health and provide a host of cosmetic benefits. Interested in learning more? Contact us to book a consultation today!