Having a beautiful smile requires more than just healthy-looking white teeth. In fact, your gum line can make all the difference when it comes to the attractiveness of your smile. People who have gum lines that come too far down over the top teeth are said to have “gummy smiles.” Fortunately, Dr. Parma can resolve this issue with gum contouring, a simple and virtually pain-free procedure that is done with a laser. Dr. Parma is pleased to offer gum contouring as one of the many services he provides to his San Antonio, TX, patients.
Why You Should Visit Rick J. Parma for Gum Contouring
Dr. Parma has extensive experience in performing gum contouring procedures for his patients. He understands the importance of an attractive smile – how it can boost a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. In fact, several studies have shown that having a beautiful smile not only makes you feel good about yourself, it also enhances the way other people view you as a person. So it only makes sense that you would want to improve your smile, and gum contouring is a relatively easy and pain-free way to do just that. Although the contouring itself is very effective at removing unwanted gum tissue, minor surgery is sometimes required to make sure the gum tissue doesn’t grow back.
What You Need to Know about Gum Contouring
Dr. Parma uses a specially designed laser to remove unwanted gum tissue, which means that gums heal quite quickly after the procedure and bleeding is minimized. While gum contouring is typically used to reduce the amount of gum tissue that extends over the front teeth, there are other uses for the procedure, such as the following:
- Impacted teeth: When teeth don’t completely erupt through the gums, removing some of that gum tissue can alleviate the pain associated with this condition.
- Frenectomy: The portion of the gum tissue that connects the gums in the mouth to the upper lip is called the frenum. Some people have excess gum tissue in this area, which can be removed by a gum contouring procedure.
Contact Our Office Today
For more information about gum contouring, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parma, contact our office today. We are pleased to provide high quality dental services for patients from throughout the San Antonio, TX, area.