Our approach to cosmetic dentistry involves more than just teeth whitening and other treatments meant to improve the beauty and structure of your teeth. In fact, your Liberty, MO, dentist can correct a number of oral health issues that plague the gums as well. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of gum contouring!

Improving Smile Beauty

When we have too much gum tissue, this can impact our smiles in negative ways. For example, our gum lines can make teeth appear small or uneven. You could also display too much gingival tissue when you smile, known as a gummy smile. In order to address these cosmetic concerns, the excess tissue needs to be carefully and gently removed. To do this, and reshape the gum line, we will use advanced laser dentistry. The dental lasers enable the dentist to target the extract tissues and remove them with care and precision. We can then reshape the gum line and transform your smile’s appearance in a single visit!

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Using dental lasers instead of scalpels means that after a day of rest and avoiding strenuous activity, you can return to work and your normal daily routines quickly. The lasers don’t damage healthy adjacent tissues, and the technology also promotes a faster healing time with little risk of infection or bleeding. The procedure itself rarely requires dental anesthetic. In addition to cosmetic treatments, we can also address a very serious oral health concern: gum disease.

Addressing Gum Disease

We develop periodontal disease when our gingival tissue becomes inflamed, eventually pulling away from the teeth and forming deep pockets for bacteria to infiltrate. The causes of inflammation may include poor oral hygiene, smoking and tobacco use, family history, inflammatory illnesses, and the use of certain medications. People begin to develop sore or red tissues, and the gums may bleed easily when you brush and floss. Without treatment, the advanced stage, known as periodontitis, could mean our teeth become lost and our oral health and smile beauty suffers. However, with laser dentistry we can remove diseased and infected tissue and restore the health of your smile, managing the disease and preventing periodontitis. If you have any questions about caring for your smile or addressing common cosmetic issues, then please contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Cosmetic Treatments?

Our team would like to help you enjoy better oral health and more attractive smiles with gum contouring. We also offer a host of other cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening, bonding and contouring, lifelike veneers, and more. To learn more about our approach to contouring and laser dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Bailey Dental Care in Liberty, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.