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Achieve a More Balanced Smile with Gum Contouring

A beautiful, even smile features a pleasing ratio of teeth and gum tissue. An uneven gum line or too much gum tissue can disrupt this balance, creating a "gummy smile" that detracts from your overall appearance. Gum contouring is a simple cosmetic treatment designed to address these concerns. Tijuana Bariatrics coordinates with Dr. Julio Serecero to offer comprehensive dental services in Tijuana, Mexico. The team can help plan a gum contouring treatment, focusing on your needs to provide quality service at an affordable price.

Illustration of before and after gum contouring

Are You a Candidate for Gum Contouring?

Whether gum reshaping treatment is right for you will be determined during a private consultation with your dentist. You could be a candidate for gum contouring if:

  • Your teeth appear disproportionately short or small due to excess gum tissue
  • Your smile can be described as "gummy"
  • You have an uneven or jagged gum line

In addition to these aesthetic concerns, patients should also be free of decay and periodontal disease to qualify for gum contouring. Dr. Serecero can provide treatment for any conditions which need to be addressed before you proceed with cosmetic dentistry procedures.

The Gum Reshaping Procedure

To begin treatment, your gums will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Once you are made comfortable, Dr. Serecero will work carefully to remove very minimal amounts of gum tissue. Depending on your goals, he will create a more even gum line or simply improve the proportions of your smile.

Gum contouring is a simple cosmetic treatment that removes excess gum tissue and sculpts the gum line to create an attractive smile.

After sculpting the gumline, your dentist will use sutures to close the incisions. Though the dentist will use a conservative approach during the contouring treatment, the results can have a significant impact and transform your smile. The procedure can achieve stunning effects on its own or easily be combined other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers, for a total smile makeover.

Recovery from Gum Contouring

After your gum contouring treatment, you may experience some sensitivity, swelling, or bleeding but these side effects should subside within a few days. Your doctor will provide detailed at-home care instructions to expedite the recovery process. As a precaution, patients should try to eat softer foods such as shakes, soups, and pudding in the days following the procedure. Spicy foods and foods which contain seeds, such as popcorn, should be avoided. Patients should continue brushing and flossing their teeth gently so as not to disturb the treatment area.

Why Choose Tijuana Bariatrics for Your Dental Care

Many patients choose to travel to Mexico for their health care needs as medical treatment in the United States can become prohibitively expensive. Tijuana Bariatrics not only coordinates care for bariatric and plastic surgery patients but all types of dental treatments as well. Located just south of San Diego, patients can receive care in a safe and affluent part of Tijuana. Patients can expect treatment that is held to the same health and safety standards as clinics in the U.S., all at a reasonable cost. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about gum contouring and how it can transform your smile, please contact Tijuana Bariatrics online or by phone at (877) 759-0739. A member of our team can schedule your consultation and discuss how we can meet your needs. 

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