Dr. Phil's Family Dental Care PLLC provides smile contouring to help trim away excess gum tissue and reshape the edges of the gum around the teeth that form your smile. Smile contouring, or gum contouring, is also used as a treatment for periodontal disease. We invite you to call 210-231-0430 to learn more about smile contouring in San Antonio, Texas, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Philip Tetz, our experienced dentist.
Smile, or gum, contouring is used when a patient experiences a gummy smile. Gummy smiles are a common problem, caused by an overgrowth of gum tissue covering the teeth. An excess of gum tissue can make your gums appear too large when you smile, and may also cause your smile to appear crooked, lopsided, or as though your teeth are too small. Excess gum tissue can be the result of genetics, a health problem, or prescription drugs.
Gummy smiles may also be a sign of periodontal disease, and can lead to serious problems such as decay and tooth loss.
When you visit our dentist for a smile contouring treatment, we will apply a local anesthetic to your gums, and use a laser to trim away small amounts of excess gum tissue. Our dentist will reshape the edges of the gums around the teeth that form your smile. The laser used in your smile contouring treatment seals the blood vessels in your gums as it goes, meaning that you can heal quickly, and with very little discomfort. Our dentist will provide you with post-operative instructions to ensure that you heal correctly. If you notice excessive swelling or bleeding, or have any concerns, call our office immediately.
Call our office today for more information about smile contouring and schedule your consultation with our dentist.