Your Katy dentist will start by administering a local anesthetic. Once the area has been numbed, he or she will use a specialized laser to trim away excess gums and cauterize the area to prevent infection or bleeding. Your dentist will also add gum tissue to any areas that are exposed. You will be able to drive yourself home after this procedure.
After the procedure, you will need to be gentle on your gums until they have healed. Brush your teeth gently and try to eat soft foods that will not scratch or re-open the wounds. If you notice any swelling, infection, or pain in the days following your procedure, call our office for a follow-up appointment right away.
If you’d like to discuss gum recontouring with your dentist, contact our office in Katy, TX to make an appointment today!
If you’re interested in Gum Recontouring, make an appointment with our office today!