Gingivoplasty, also known as gum contouring or gingival sculpting, is a surgical cosmetic procedure performed to change the shape or appearance of gums.
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.
Gingivoplasty is usually done to:
Reshape gum tissues
Change the appearance of gums
Increase the length of front teeth
Fix gummy smile
Remove excess gum tissues - fix a crooked tooth
To treat plaque and calculus related problems
Treat gingival clefts
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:
If you are looking to fix your gummy smile, then you are an ideal candidate for gingivoplasty.
If you are struggling with cosmetic or medical concerns related to gums, a buildup of plaque or calculus due to genes, injury, trauma, or disease, then you can opt for gingivoplasty.
If you want to treat problems related to plaque, calculus, or deep gum pockets, then you are an ideal candidate for gingivoplasty.
You are an ideal candidate for gingivoplasty if you are looking to treat broken or decayed tooth/teeth near the gum line.
Anyone with cosmetic concerns related to gums, teeth is an ideal candidate for gingivoplasty. There are no other strict eligibility criteria or rules to get gingivoplasty.
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:
As a first step of the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to numb the gums. Thorough dental cleaning is done to remove any kind of buildup.
After that, gum tissues are trimmed, reshaped, contoured, or removed as required. For this step of the procedure, tools like a laser, scalpel, periodontal knife, electrocautery are used. Depending on the patient’s requirements and the surgery’s goal, tools may differ.
As the last step, a soft tissue laser is used to seal the gums or dressing is placed over gums. As there are no stitches involved, there’s no discomfort, pain, or bleeding involved as well as there’s minimal recovery for gingivoplasty.
Normally, gingivoplasty is performed as a cosmetic procedure. However, in many cases, it is performed in addition to other orthodontic procedures. In such cases, the procedure and recovery period may differ.
Gingivoplasty is an outpatient procedure. Only one visit is required and it takes around 1 hour only.
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.
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:
Minor swelling or discomfort
Insurance does not cover the cost of gingivoplasty as it is a cosmetic procedure. The cost of the gingivoplasty depends on the following factors:
Number of consultations
Number of teeth
Number of follow up appointments
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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