How to Deal with Excessive or Uneven Gums

Excessive or Uneven GumsFind out how your Owings Mills, MD dentist can improve the appearance of your gums.

When we think about getting the perfect smile we often think about how we can change our teeth to get the look we most desire. But for many people, obtaining a beautiful smile has more to do with their gums then their teeth. There are many reasons for excessive or uneven gums and it’s not as uncommon as you might think. If you want to improve the look of your smile with gum contouring then talk to your Owings Mills, MD dentists Dr. Herbery Mendelson and Dr. Harold Mendelson to learn more.

Scaling and Root Planing

Mild forms of gum recession that are caused by gum disease can sometimes be treated with a simple non-surgical treatment known as scaling and root planing. This procedure deep cleans teeth, teeth roots and gums to remove tartar and plaque buildup. This treatment is often recommended for those with gum disease.

Sometimes antibiotics may also be administered to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. If bone loss or deeply infected pockets are present then scaling and root planing may not effectively treat your gum recession. In this case, your Owings Mills dentists will recommend surgery.

Gum Recession Surgery

While many times gum contouring, or a gum lift is considered purely cosmetic, there are times in which issues such as gum disease make this procedure necessary for the health of your gums and teeth. Gum contouring is performed right here in our Owings Mills dental office under local anesthesia. We will mark where the new gum line will begin before we start your procedure. During your procedure we will separate the gum from the bone and then reshape the gums so they are in a more aesthetically pleasing position. Sometimes bone will need to be trimmed down in order to accommodate this gum lift. After your procedure you will be able to enjoy a more even, natural smile.

Do you think your smile could get the aesthetic boost it needs with gum contouring? Then it’s time to find out if you’re right. Schedule a consultation with your Owings Mills dentists and let Mendelson Family Dentistry give you the smile you’ve always wanted.


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