Are your gums uneven or misaligned? You may feel self-conscious about the appearance of your gum line. If you feel embarrassed to smile because of the way your gums look, you’re not alone. Many patients struggle with this common issue, as well.
Here at My Merrimack Dentist in Merrimack, NH, Dr. Yelena Popkova offers a wide range of advanced dental treatments and procedures designed to help your smile look and feel its healthiest.
Thanks to gum contouring, Dr. Popkova can reshape the appearance of your gums so that they are even, attractive, and healthy. If you are interested in this revolutionary treatment option, we invite you to reach out to us.
Contact our office, and a member of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Popkova and her team.
When you visit My Merrimack Dentist for gum contouring, Dr. Popkova will thoroughly examine your gums to ensure that this treatment is right for you.
Gum contouring consists of a procedure that reshapes your gumline. If you have excess gum tissue, Dr. Popkova will use special dental instruments to remove the tissue, leaving you with a healthy, stunning new smile.
If you lack gum tissue, known as gum recession, Dr. Popkova can restore your gums so that your smile appears healthy and natural. While gum contouring is typically an elective treatment option, there are patients who need it to improve their oral health and hygiene.
If you have gum disease, for example, and other treatments aren’t working, Dr. Popkova may recommend gum contouring to resolve your periodontal concerns.
Most gum contouring procedures can be completed in around 1 to 2 hours. Although local anesthesia will be administered prior to treatment, your gums may be a bit tender afterward. Dr. Popkova may prescribe medication to help control your pain or advise that you take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Ice packs are also recommended following gum contouring, as they help to reduce swelling. You should be fully healed in just a couple of days.