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How your dentists in Owings Mills, MD, can help with treating excessive or uneven gums
If you have excessive, uneven gums, chances are people are noticing your gums and not your beautiful smile. It’s time to expose those beautiful teeth once again. Your dentists at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD, want to introduce you to treatments that can reshape your gums and bring your smile out.
Excessive, uneven gums can be caused by a lot of factors. Genetics, medical conditions, and some medications can all cause overgrown, puffy, uneven gum tissue. Poor oral hygiene can also dramatically affect your gums. Gum tissue should normally appear pink and firm, but plaque and bacteria accumulation from not brushing and flossing can cause inflammation, swelling, and redness. Instead of your gums looking healthy, poor oral hygiene makes your gums look swollen and bulky.
At Mendelson Family Dentistry, there are several treatments available to reduce excessive gum tissue, restore the aesthetic contours of your gums, and expose more of your beautiful teeth for the world to see. Consider:
- Cosmetic gum surgery, using a laser to reshape and recontour gum tissue to re-establish the proper proportion of gum to tooth. Laser treatment is performed with local anesthetic and requires no incisions and minimal downtime.
- Cosmetic gum lift surgery to reposition your gums, making your teeth look longer and more exposed
- Gum grafting to cover exposed tooth roots caused by receding gums; gum grafting uses tissue from another area of your mouth, or medical-grade grafting material to replace missing tissue.
In addition to surgical options, it’s critical to establish what caused your excessive, uneven gum problem, so you and your dentist can help prevent the problem from recurring. If you have gum problems from poor oral hygiene, your dentist and dental hygienist can help you establish a regular program of excellent oral hygiene you can practice at home, to keep your smile in top shape.
Your dentists may also recommend periodontal therapy appointments to help keep your teeth clean and keep bacteria levels low, to prevent disease. By monitoring and maintaining the health of your mouth, you can keep your gums firm, pink, and healthy looking.
If you have excessive, uneven gums, you can help your gums and your smile by calling the dentists at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD. Call today and save your smile!
Find 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.