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Gum Recontouring

Gum Recontouring - Gingivectomy

Gums. Who thinks about them? Most people really don’t. But if your gums are overgrown, uneven, or covering more of your enamel than they should, they stop acting as a frame that shows off your pearly whites and start taking over your entire smile. No one wants that! That’s why Dr. Snyder offers gum recontouring, otherwise known as gingivectomies. Gum recontouring is used for all kinds of issues that affect the appearance and health of your gums. One of the most common factors in an irregular gum appearance is gum overgrowth or gingival hyperplasia. Hyperplasia can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Hormonal changes such as pregnancy
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Systemic disease
  • Braces
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Medications
  • Hereditary conditions

Gum overgrowth not only limits your smile, it can make brushing and flossing difficult as well. In fact, some patients become less active in their dental hygiene because of sensitivity or bleeding related to gum overgrowth – and that can lead to gum disease, which is threatening to your whole body health. But here’s the good news: Dr. Snyder believes that her patients deserve the best and has invested in the most innovative dental technology available. That includes soft tissue lasers! When used for gum recontouring, lasers eliminate the need for stitches, reduce pain, and accelerate healing! If your gums feel like a problem, talk to us today!

See some gum recontouring cases in our Smile Gallery!