Gingivoplasty

Gingivoplasty, also known as gum contouring or gingival sculpting.

Overview

Gingivoplasty, also known as gum contouring or gingival sculpting, is a surgical cosmetic procedure performed to change the shape or appearance of gums. 

What Is Gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty, also known as gum contouring or gingival sculpting, is a surgical procedure performed to treat cosmetic concerns regarding gums and teeth. As we all know our smile, the way we talk plays a huge role in our everyday life, and to make a good & memorable impression, we need to pay attention or fix things such as a crooked tooth, gummy smile, or big gums. This is where gingivoplasty comes in to help those struggling with such issues. 

Gingivoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that usually takes around 30 min to 1 hour to complete and there’s minimal recovery time. Therefore, it is a very convenient and helpful procedure for all those who are struggling with gum, teeth-related issues, and trying to fix deformities related to it. 

Why Is Gingivoplasty Required?

Gingivoplasty is usually done to:

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Gingivoplasty?

Sonal Deshpande, an experienced & expert dentist at Brilliant Smiles, has provided guidelines for those who want to receive gingivoplasty. If you fit into the following criteria, then you are an ideal candidate for gingivoplasty: 

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How Is Gingivoplasty Performed?

During your consultation with Dr. Sonal Deshpande of Brilliant Smiles, she will discuss your medical history, cosmetic concerns, medical reasons to undergo gingivoplasty. She will inform you about the procedure, all the requirements, and how to prepare for the surgery in detail accordingly. 

Generally, the gingivoplasty procedure is performed as follows:

Gingivoplasty is an outpatient procedure. Only one visit is required and it takes around 1 hour only. 

How Is Recovery After Gingivoplasty?

You may be prescribed painkillers if you feel any pain or swelling post-procedure. Also, you will be given all the specific instructions regarding food, drinks for a safe and speedy recovery. If the procedure was performed for cosmetic concerns, then the recovery process will be simple and short. If gingivoplasty involves bone recontouring, grafting, or any other procedure, then you will receive instructions to take care of the surgical site, physical activity, and the length of the recovery process will be more in such cases. 

What Are The Risks Associated With Gingivoplasty?

There are no long-lasting complications for gingivoplasty. However, like any other surgery, there are some risks associated with gingivoplasty as well. Those are as follows:

How Much Does Gingivoplasty Cost?

Insurance does not cover the cost of gingivoplasty as it is a cosmetic procedure. The cost of the gingivoplasty depends on the following factors: 

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Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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