Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring Mexico

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Gingivectomy and Gum Contouring

Perhaps you have what is known as a “Gummy Smile” or a smile line that is uneven due to excess gingiva. Most practitioners use the traditional approach to the Gum Contouring procedure, using a scalpel which can cause discomfort, bleeding and uncomfortable healing time. Dental Gum Contouring in Cancun is done using Laser Dentistry to give more comfort to a patient during surgery, increase recovery time, reduce chance of infection, and have better control of the outcome of the surgery.

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Benefits of Gum Contouring are to give a more aesthetically appealing smile or create space needed for the placement of a Crown (also known as Crown lengthening). All Laser Dentistry treatments in Cancun Dental Specialists are done by one of our Restorative Specialists who are trained and skilled in the usage of the Waterlase iPlus System by Biolase.

How long is recovery?

Gum contouring involves little downtime, but complete healing might take days, depending on the extent of the surgery. You may have to limit some activities for a day or two based on how you feel and any tenderness you may have.

Since your gums and mouth will likely feel sensitive at first, you’ll want to eat soft foods for about 2 to 3 days after the procedure. This might include foods such as: soup, yogurt or Jell-O. Your doctor will provide post-surgery dietary instructions and will also let you know if there are any foods to avoid while you’re recovering.

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