Reshape your smile with gum contouring and teeth reshaping treatments from Dublin’s dental experts
Gum contouring is usually a purely cosmetic dental treatment that reshapes the way the gums look around the teeth. If your teeth sit low in your gum line or are misshapen, gum contouring can give you a better, more even look.
In some cases, gum contouring is also used as a periodontal treatment for unhealthy gums and gingivitis. If the gum tissue has been damaged or infected, it may need to be removed or reshaped to promote better recovery. This is also a solution to a recessed gum line. Not only can we make the teeth look more healthy, but we can also repair the gum line to make your teeth more secure.
Is gum contouring painful?
We always anaesthetise the area before we start work on the gum so you won’t feel any discomfort throughout the procedure. You may feel some discomfort in the days following the procedure but this will be minimal and easily reduced with regular painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol.
Will it take long to recover from gum contouring?
Usually, it takes around 1-2 weeks for your gums to finish healing from the contouring treatment. Throughout this time it’s worth avoiding harsh foods and drinks such as alcohol, spicy food, and anything that could get stuck between teeth. We’d recommend soft foods such as yoghurt, soup, pasta and eggs.
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