Understanding the Importance of Gum Reshaping

Jun. 22, 2020 ⋅ Categories: Dental Blog

We understand that for many people, gum reshaping sounds like a terrible idea. People are really sensitive about their gums. However, we would like to share this in support of gum reshaping. For many of our clients, it is very important because it affects their overall oral health. If you have questions about gum reshaping, we’d like to give you some answers.

What Is Gum Reshaping?

Gum reshaping is the recontouring of your gums. This may sound like a purely cosmetic procedure, but actually it is not all about cosmetics. It is true that gum reshaping is for people who are not happy with the appearance of their gums. However, there are times when gum reshaping is good for the long-term health of your teeth and gums.

For example, you may have excessive gum tissue that makes your teeth appear smaller. While you don’t like the look of your small teeth, you may need to have gum tissue removed for your oral health as well. Excess gum tissue can make it difficult to clean your teeth properly. This can lead to cavities and gum disease. While we can fix a cavity easily, and help you fight gum disease if we catch it early, we can’t prevent either with excessive gum tissue.

Excessive gum tissue can lead to other problems as well. The largest problem is that excessive gum tissue can cause problems with chewing. At its worst, excessive gum tissue can lead to misshapen teeth and an altered bite. That’s why it’s so important to have us look at excessive tissue and offer you solutions such as gum reshaping. If you are not sure whether you have excessive gum tissue that needs reshaping, why not give us a call? We would love to talk to you about why gum reshaping is so important.

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