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Gum Treatment at Melton

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Gum treatment is a dental solution used to treat a gummy smile. A gummy smile is when more gums than teeth show while smiling, and may be caused by a number of reasons. If you are concerned about a gummy smile, our skilled dental team at Melton Dental House has a number of solutions to upgrade a smile or repair oral health, so you can enjoy a brighter smile.
Gum Treatment - Melton - Melton Dental House
Gum treatment is a dental solution used to treat a gummy smile. A gummy smile is when more gums than teeth show while smiling, and may be caused by a number of reasons. If you are concerned about a gummy smile, our skilled dental team at Melton Dental House has a number of solutions to upgrade a smile or repair oral health, so you can enjoy a brighter smile.

What Causes a Gummy Smile?

 
Sometimes a gummy smile is due to longer gums that cover most of the teeth, which is a condition called gingival hypertrophy. But a gummy smile may also be the result of a shorter upper lip, shorter or smaller teeth, or hypermobility of the upper lip which exposes too much gum when smiling.

No matter what the cause of a gummy smile, our team has the treatments to help. We offer a variety of procedures that allow us to customise treatments for our patients. A dental exam will help us determine the best plan of action and we will discuss all options with you, so you can make the best choice for your situation.

Benefits of Gum Treatment

 
Most patients want gum treatment to help bring their ideal smile to life. But having the ideal smile also results in a healthy smile with teeth that are easier to care for. Our experienced dentists will identify when gums are a problem, such as gums that can hide bacteria and put teeth at a higher risk for decay, or gums that may be damaged due to hidden infection. Your oral health will improve as you enjoy a reduce risk of future dental issues and a smile that shows your beautiful teeth.

Gum Treatments at Melton Dental House

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Each situation is treated differently, to ensure the best solution helps bring your best smile forward. The following are the gum treatments we offer at Melton Dental House.
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Laser Gum Recontouring for Gummy Smiles

Gum recontouring is used to remove excess gum and expose more of the teeth with a soft-tissue laser. This procedure is minimally invasive and the most common gum treatment used, and can be done with a topical or local anesthetic so you are numb when the laser contours your gumline. There is little swelling or blood during this treatment since the laser helps seal the blood vessels during the procedure! This results in a fairly easy dental solution to help you get the smile you desire.
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Surgical Gum Treatment

When more gum needs to be removed or bone needs to be recontoured, surgical gum treatment may be used. With a local anesthetic, the patient is numbed and our skilled dentist will perform the procedure. There is only mild vibration, with minimal discomfort and minimal downtime. Patients often only require an over-the-counter medication to reduce swelling or inflammation, and most go right back to work. This treatment is a form of regenerative dentistry and is a common treatment used to improve patient smiles.
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Botox

Botox is a treatment used when a gummy smile is caused by hypermobility of the lip. This treatment is a quick way to relax the muscles around your mouth, so when you smile, fewer gums will show and the focus of your smile will be your beautiful teeth.
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Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very thin teeth coverings that are placed permanently onto front teeth to camouflage irregularities or repair certain damage. Veneers can quickly lengthen front teeth for those whose teeth are too short for gum recontouring. They are versatile and have the added benefit of allowing the patient to choose a slightly different shape or improve the colour of their teeth. Our team at Melton Dental House uses porcelain veneers for the most natural look with durability and long-lasting results.

Customised Treatments for a Gummy Smile

 
Recontouring gums or injectables like Botox may only serve as a partial solution for some patients. Our staff at Melton Dental House understands this, so we do a full dental exam and evaluation to customise treatments for our patients. For example, sometimes gum recontouring may expose teeth that are crooked above the gum line, which is often not what patients want. We can learn this before we do the recontouring and work together to find the ideal solution for the situation. Our goal is to ensure you receive the highest quality care you deserve while we work with you every step of the way, to bring your dream smile to life.

Gum Treatment After Care

 
Since most treatments are minimally invasive with low risk, aftercare includes common healthy oral hygiene habits. Brushing is recommended at least twice each day and flossing according to your dentist’s instructions. Regular dental checkups and cleanings will keep your oral health in tip-top shape. In addition, the following guidelines can help ensure the best experience after your gum treatment.

Most people require no downtime, but each patient is unique and your dentist will explain what to expect for your personal treatment
Your dentist may recommend an over-the-counter medication to reduce inflammation for quicker recovery
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush for daily brushing to keep bacteria and decay at bay
Floss according to your dentist or dental hygienist’s instructions
Rinse your mouth daily with a warm saline rinse in place of harsher mouthwash that may irritate
Eat soft foods and avoid crunchy foods for 1-2 days while your gum tissue heals
Avoid using straws until your gums are healed

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Are You Ready to Improve Your Smile?

 
If you are ready to improve your smile whether you need gum treatment or teeth alignment, we are here to help. Call today and schedule a visit with us, and together we can build a customised treatment plan to help you reach your oral health goals.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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