Transforming Your Smile with Aesthetic Gum Lift Surgery
Usually, damaged teeth are the cause of most facial appearance issues. However, in some cases, the gums might be the ones to blame for your crooked smile. This can be the case when your gums are unnaturally low, causing you to have what is referred to as a gummy smile. However, lucky for you, there are various solutions that can help to fix the problem. At Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we offer gum lift, a cosmetic oral surgery procedure that helps to restore the gums to their proper position, thus giving you a perfect appearance and smile.
Who Needs a Gum Lift?
A gum lift surgery may be right for you if your gums are unnaturally low, or if the gum line is uneven, thus causing you to have a gummy smile. Restoring the gum line to its proper position (lifting it) will help to eliminate the gummy appearance when you are smiling.
However, to be an ideal gum lift candidate, you must be in great oral and overall health. This will help to ensure that there are no complications while guaranteeing faster healing. Therefore, in the event you have oral health issues such as gum disease, these must be treated first before undergoing surgery.
Why Should You Get a Gum Lift Surgery?
A gum lift procedure offers you asymmetrical gum line while ensuring that your teeth are evenly shaped. This helps to greatly improve your appearance, making your smile more attractive. A gum lift procedure can also have oral health benefits, in addition to the cosmetic ones. If your gums are receding, a gum lift restores them to their proper place, thus preventing the exposure of your tooth roots – which can cause tooth damage.
The Gum Lift Procedure
A gum lift surgery starts with a consultation to determine if the procedure is right for you. During the consultation, we will examine your gums to assess the problem and to see if they are healthy enough for you to undergo surgery. Once we determine you are an ideal candidate, we will proceed to create a customized treatment plan to ensure that the surgery meets your specific cosmetic goals.
On the day of the procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic guarantee maximum comfort and painless experience. We will then carefully trim away the excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line as per the treatment plan.
Following the surgery, you can expect your gums to be sore for a while, but the feeling will disappear after a few days when the tissue starts to heal. During the healing period, you should avoid irritating your gums, which can happen if you consume spicy foods, hot foods, and drinks, or when brushing and flossing aggressively.
What Risks Are Involved?
Since gum lift is a surgical procedure, there are some risks that are involved. Possible side effects after the surgery include pain, swelling, and infection at the surgical site. The pain and swelling are normal due to the surgery, and they fade away after a few days. Infection, on the other hand, is very rare and can be prevented by properly following the post-surgical instructions.
Schedule A Consultation Today!
At Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to offering you the best solutions to treat your dental issues. Our gum lift surgery can help to transform your gummy smile into a vibrant one that will boost your self-confidence. Call us today at (732) 982-7988 to schedule your consultation appointment.