Gingivoplasty is a procedure done by a dental specialist to reshape the gums. It involves trimming the gums back. It may also involve changing the shape of the gums surgically. Once you receive the procedure, you have to wear a periodontal dressing for about 7 to 10 days. During this time you need to be careful about what you eat. You also need to keep your mouth clean. There are various reasons you may have the procedure performed, with the common ones being:
To Create Attractive Gums
A dentist would perform gingivoplasty to help create a more appealing appearance of the gums. If you feel that your gums cover excess surfaces of the teeth, a condition referred to as a gummy smile, this procedure can be a great deal. A dentist will cut back the gums to help expose more of the teeth' surfaces so that they don't appear gummy. Besides, if the mass of the gum is pretty thick as a result of hyperplasia or genetics, gingivoplasty can be done to cut off the extra gum mass.
To Shape Gums that are Grafted
During the treatment and healing process of gum disease, gum grafts may be used. The grafts help rebuild your gums that had been damaged by periodontal disease. The gum grafts help create new gums and protect the teeth' roots as well as the bones above them. Sometimes, the grafts may fail to grow perfectly, often creating odd-looking or misshapen gum tissue.
Gingivoplasty may be performed once the graft completely takes to the damaged gums with effectively new gum tissue. The procedure helps shape your new healthy gums so that they are aesthetically appealing and function properly. Contact us if you have oddly-looking gums or a gummy smile to see if gingivoplasty is a suitable procedure for you. Schedule your appointment.