Gum corrections

Procedure for gum corrections

Dental assessment: In the first instance, your dentist will assess your mouth, gums and teeth. An x-ray may be taken to help with the prognosis. In case of gum recession, a periodontist will probe the pockets to check the depth and level of the gum disease.

Gum correction: In case needed, you will first get a deep cleaning by a hygienist. The gum correction is often done under a local anaesthesia so you won’t feel any pain.

The actual correction of the gum is done with a laser that can precisely take away soft tissue. In case the gum level needs to be lowered, tissue might be used from other places in the mouth.

The time you’ll be in the chair is obviously highly dependant on the complexity of the procedure. A rough estimate would be around 1 hour. Normally, you’ll be able to go back to work the next day, and the complete healing time would be a few weeks.

You may experience some discomfort from the procedure at first, which should go away after a few days.

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