Gum Contouring in Mankato, MN

Teeth get a lot of attention as the essential ingredient in a winning grin. However, there is more that contributes to your smile than just your pearly whites. Healthy, proportionate gums also play a big role in making you feel great about what you see in the mirror.

If you are not confident about your smile because your gums seem too large, Dr. Kalina may be able use gum contouring to help. This procedure uses advanced laser technology to remove excess gum tissue and reveal the gorgeous, well-balanced smile you have always wanted. The treatment is practically painless and relatively simple.

How Does Gum Contouring Work?

man smiling eating strawberryTo perform your gum contouring procedure, Dr. Kalina uses advanced laser technology to reshape the tissue around your teeth. As an expert in laser dentistry, he can maintain tight control over the entire procedure. Lasers also sterilize a surgical site as they work and minimize bleeding. In fact, this surgical technique creates such a comfortable experience that many patients do not require sedation for their procedure. 

Since the treatment is so minimally invasive, no scalpels or stitches are necessary. Plus, it is possible that Dr. Kalina can perform the entire procedure in just a single appointment.

For the 72 hours after the dentist remakes your smile, you might experience a bit of swelling and minimal discomfort, but Dr. Kalina will provide you with instructions to help you manage any discomfort.

Is Gum Contouring Right for You?

dentist dental chair officeThe idea of removing tissue from your mouth may seem intimidating, but many patients have found that it is more than worth it.

Remember, even the smallest adjustment of gum tissue can have a huge aesthetic impact on your appearance. The ideal smile has no more than three millimeters of gum tissue between the top of the teeth and the bottom of the upper lip. Of course, you should not go get a ruler to see how much of your gums are visible when you smile. It should be obvious at a glance whether your smile is a bit on the “gummy” side.

woman smiling white teethIf you are interested in boosting your confidence via gum contouring, your first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kalina. He will need to make sure your mouth is healthy enough for the procedure. You should maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine and be free of any gum conditions, such as periodontal disease. If an issue does exist, the dentist will do his best to help you get your gum health in line before your contouring procedure.

Are you tired of your gummy smile? If you have questions about how laser technology may be able to help you, please call us. We are always pleased to chat with our patients about anything that relates to their smile’s well-being.