Even once your teeth are perfectly straight and healthy, you may not be 100 percent satisfied if your gum line is uneven or too prominent. When this occurs, your teeth can appear uneven or smaller than they really are, detracting from your overall appearance. In these cases, Dr. Partovi offers a specialized procedure in Los Angeles to correct imperfect gums, so they’re no longer a distraction from your beautiful smile.
An overview of the procedure
In the past, gum contouring was performed using a scalpel, resulting in a lot of bleeding and a painful recovery. Fortunately, with new advancements in laser technology, patients can now correct prominent gums with a quick and virtually pain-free laser treatment that takes minutes.
To begin your laser gum contouring treatment, Dr. Partovi will apply a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Once the area is completely numbed, she will then use a powerful laser to gently remove excess gum tissue, creating a gum line that perfectly complements your smile.
An extremely gentle procedure, there is absolutely no recovery associated with gum contouring at 360 Orthodontics. There will be no soreness, swelling or bleeding, and you’ll be free to continue with your normal daily routine immediately after treatment.
The benefits of gumcontouring at 360 Orthodontics
When selecting an orthodontic specialist for your gum contouring procedure, it’s important to select a vastly experienced expert, like Dr. Partovi. Gum contouring results are permanent, so you want to be sure you can trust the person performing the procedure.
With that said, here are just a few of the benefits of having your gum contouring done at 360 Orthodontics:
- You’ll achieve a more beautiful smile with an improved gum-to-tooth ratio.
- You’ll experience a quick recovery that allows you to enjoy your new look as soon as possible.
- You’ll endure no bleeding and swelling, ensuring your comfort throughout treatment and the healing process.
- You’ll enjoy a virtually pain-free treatment.
Am I a candidate for gum contouring?
The only way to know for sure if you can benefit from gum contouring is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Partovi today. However, in general, most patients can be considered candidates for this safe and comfortable procedure if they possess:
- Uneven gums that contribute to the look of an uneven smile.
- Excess gum tissue that causes the smile to look “gummy.”
- Teeth that are hidden by extra gum tissue, causing them to look small and out of proportion.
How much does gum contouring cost?
At 360 Orthodontics in Westwood, all of our treatments are completely customized. As such, the final cost of your gum contouring procedure will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of the area being treated and the complexity of the procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Partovi will be able to provide you with more personalized guidance on your specific investment.